Cincinnati, OH

The Cincinnati Alliance was recently recognized for its work on end-of-life wishes in the Journal-News. Cincinnati’s Advance Care Planning Coalition is a team of both hospital and non-acute providers working together to better identify patients’ end-of-life care wishes and transmit that information from one care setting to the next. 
Through the coalition, a social worker and clinical nurse specialist from the hospital will undergo training—facilitated by Hospice of Cincinnati—on how to become comfortable talking...
New data from the Cincinnati Alliance shows that diabetes management in the region has greatly improved since 2010. Thirty-five percent of patients with diabetes in the greater Cincinnati area are now in control of their disease, as compared to 29 percent in the previous reporting period. The six percentage-point change means 3,600 more Greater Cincinnati diabetes patients are managing their condition to optimal results. The measure looks at blood pressure, cholesterol, A1C, smoking, and daily aspirin use goals. Patients who achieve all five diabetes goals are...

Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) is the visionary effort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to pilot real change in today's complicated health care system. For the past six years, AF4Q has brought together 16 geographically, demographically, and economically diverse communities across the United States behind a common purpose—to create sustainable models for health care transformation. Our ideas and initiatives have led to improvements in how health care is delivered, reductions in racial and ethnic disparities, and increased...

Cincinnati Aligning Forces for Quality (Cincinnati AF4Q) is led by the Health Collaborative. Established in 1992, the Health Collaborative is a diverse coalition of health care stakeholders representing the hospital, physician, employer, insurer, government, education and consumer sectors. Its mission is to stimulate significant and measurable improvement in the health status of the people in Greater Cincinnati through collaborative leadership.


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Cincinnati, OH
Health Improvement Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati
2649 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Judy Hirsh
The Health Collaborative
AF4Q Program Co-Director; Director, Consumer Engagement & Programs
Richard Shonk
The Health Collaborative/ Greater Cincinnati Health Council/HealthBridge
Chief Medical Officer