Greater Boston

 

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....

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 health care....

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