On behalf of their patients, families and communities, New Hampshire hospitals have worked to become leaders in engaging in collaborative practices that achieve the highest level of patient safety and quality care.  With guidance and support from the Foundation for Healthy Communities, an affiliate organization of the NHHA, these efforts continue today through the Eastern Quality Improvement Collaborative (EQIC).  Hospitals throughout the state work together to improve the safety and quality of patient care by implementing evidence-based best practices and exploring new, innovative ways to prevent harm, reduce health care costs and improve patient and staff safety.