Accreditation and Collaboration
The AMA works to advance quality improvement in patient care and is a corporate member of the following accreditation organizations:
The Joint Commission - provides health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. The Joint Commission currently evaluates and accredits nearly 17,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.
American Dental Association Council on Access, Prevention and Interpersonal Relations (CAPIR) - is a primary ADA agency dedicated to broadening the scope of oral health care within the health care system, promoting preventive dentistry as a cornerstone of oral health care and advancing the delivery of oral health care to the public.
Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA) - is a nonprofit, physician-directed organization promoting quality and excellence in medicine and patient care through programs of voluntary education, achievement, and accreditation. Over 20,000 facilities have benefitted from COLA's programs.