Cleveland, OH

When Aligning Forces for Quality grantee Better Health Greater Cleveland began publicly releasing information on the quality of local health care five years ago, leaders wanted to avoid the competition that derailed a similar effort decades ago. This time around, participating medical groups put a premium on cooperating to improve care for diabetes, high blood pressure and heart failure patients. Today, Cleveland hospitals and medical practices document quality gaps and gains together, and share and celebrate successful interventions.

Journalist Bruce Japsen examines how Better...

A foundational principle of Cleveland’s Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) program, led by Better Health Greater Cleveland, is that better care leads to better health and lower costs. Since its start in 2007, the mainstay of Better Health’s improvement efforts in primary care have been diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart failure, all common cardiovascular conditions that can be well controlled with care delivered outside a hospital. New data show that Better Health’s work is paying off.


Bridging the Gap

More than 80 participants gathered in Dallas September 19-20 to discuss bridging the gap between health care and population health. Representatives from each Alliance and outside guests, community partners involved in population health projects, joined staff from the National Program Office and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to share experiences—both successes and frustrations—as they move toward addressing population health issues as they continue their work with Aligning Forces for Quality—and beyond.

The meeting...

Cleveland Aligning Forces for Quality (Cleveland AF4Q) is led by Better Health Greater Cleveland, an alliance of  providers, patients, purchasers, and health plans.   Established in 2007, the mission of the nonprofit collaborative is to improve the health and value of health care provided to people with chronic medical conditions in Northeast Ohio. Through its growing number of clinical partners, Better Health reaches more than 70% of the chronically ill in Cuyahoga County.

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Cleveland, OH
Better Health Greater Cleveland
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109
Dr. Randall Cebul MD
Better Health Greater Cleveland