Greater Boston

Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) is the visionary effort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to pilot real change in today's complicated health care system. For the past six years, AF4Q has brought together 16 geographically, demographically, and economically diverse communities across the United States behind a common purpose—to create sustainable models for health care transformation. Our ideas and initiatives have led to improvements in how health care is delivered, reductions in racial and ethnic disparities, and increased...

Looking for a new doctor? If you live in Massachusetts, it’s easier than ever with The new consumer-friendly website makes it simple for patients and their families to compare and select a primary care doctor’s office based on quality and patient experience survey ratings. By empowering health care consumers with transparent information about providers, patients are better able to make important decisions about their own care.

Is it possible to improve health care quality and reduce costs? The Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative in Greater Boston, operated by Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP), says the answer is yes—and the Alliance has identified a key starting point.
“An important aspect of improving the quality of Massachusetts’s health care system is to reduce unnecessary care, and one way to do that is to better understand unexplained variations,” said Janice Singer, vice president of programs and...

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
Project Manager