Detroit, MI

Quality Field Notes features key lessons learned by regional alliances of clinicians, patients, and payers in Aligning Forces for Quality communities as they work to transform local health care and provide models for national reform. The third topic in this series focuses on how engaged patients can lead to improved health and health care. Patients without the skills to manage their...

The Detroit Alliance has garnered positive media attention for its efforts to reduce disparities in care. Marshall Chin, MD, director of the Finding Answers initiative, was recently interviewed about health care disparities on Detroit’s WDET’s “Craig Fahle Show” radio program. Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change was launched in 2005 to seek solutions to the complicated problems of racial and ethnic health care disparities. Dr. Chin explained that affordable health care doesn’t necessarily mean quality health care, nor...

Quality Field Notes features key lessons learned by regional alliances of clinicians, patients, and payers in Aligning Forces for Quality communities as they work to transform local health care and provide models for national reform. The first topic in this series focuses on reducing inappropriate emergency department use. Seventy percent of visits to emergency department (ED) are not true emergencies or could be prevented with...

         

The Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative in Detroit is led by the Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC), a multi-stakeholder regional health coalition that has served the residents of seven counties in southeastern Michigan for more than 60 years.  Members of this nonprofit community organization represent the region’s major purchasers (corporations and labor organizations), health systems and health plans, insurers, government, universities, physician groups, consumer and community opinion leaders, as well as other health care organizations and associations.  As the region’s foremost health care coalition, GDAHC provides a forum for multi-stakeholder collaboration and partnerships to develop, facilitate, and execute promising solutions aimed at improving cost, quality, and access to care.

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Detroit, MI
Greater Detroit Area Health Council
Globe Building 407 E. Fort Street
6th Floor
Detroit, MI 48226
 
 
313-963-4990
Lisa Mason
Greater Detroit Area Health Council, Inc.
Vice President, Cost Quality