Greater Boston

The blizzard of ’78 was tumultuous in Boston, and it also represented a tumultuous time in health for the Roxbury community in Boston. There was little access to healthy fruits and vegetables, and people of color were being diagnosed with Type II diabetes in shocking numbers. Al Whitaker contrasts the season of chaos in Roxbury with his own personal struggle with diabetes. The Greater Boston Alliance hosted a month-long campaign to inform the Roxbury community about diabetes and prevention. Now, Whitaker says this time with Aligning Forces represents a “season of health,...

Health care leaders in Boston are helping residents in traditionally underserved communities get the resources they need to improve their health. Local health organizations are developing creative solutions to educate and engage all local residents—from seeking input from patients with diabetes to building comprehensive public health awareness campaigns. These efforts are led by Greater Boston-
AF4Q, one of RWJF’s Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) communities, which has brought together providers, patients, employers and insurers to help improve regional...

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 latest topic in this series focuses on patient experience. Patient experience surveys, particularly those that use validated questions such as the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare...

The Aligning Forces for Quality initiative in Greater Boston is operated by Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) and is governed by a Leadership Team including over 35 Greater Boston-area organizations and stakeholder representatives. MHQP is a nonprofit, broad-based coalition that has been collecting and reporting on health care quality information for providers and the public since 1995. 

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Greater Boston
Massachusetts Health Quality Partners
42 Pleasant Street
Suite 3
Watertown, MA 02472
Leslie Kirle
Massachusetts Health Quality Partners
Project Director
Barbara Lambiaso
Massachusetts Health Quality Partners
Senior Project Manager, Communications