Cincinnati, OH


Aligning Forces was recently featured in a Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. (CHCS) blog post about Alliances’ unique ability to take advantage of State Innovation Model (SIM) grants. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) recently announced Round Two of the SIM Initiative, and the participating awardees will engage a wide set of partners to support their ambitious goals for statewide multi-payer delivery system and payment reform....

If communities can create a focus around information sharing, about patients and with patients, Craig Brammer believes we can radically improve health and the way patients navigate health care. Part of that is getting people in a room to talk about things they don’t agree on. How do you give people a nudge to do this? In Cincinnati, they use data as a “magnet” to pull people together. Part of it is extending a low-risk opportunity to participate. “We learn together and give ourselves an opportunity to improve.” Brammer knows firsthand the importance of...

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...

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
Richard Shonk
The Health Collaborative/ Greater Cincinnati Health Council/HealthBridge
Chief Medical Officer