Greater Boston

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 Providers and...


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...

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