Kansas City, MO


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...

Creating Regional Partnerships to Improve Care Transitions
 
As patients move from one care setting to another, problems such as lack of follow-up care and miscommunication among clinicians often occur and can put patients at risk for serious complications and hospital readmission. Some patients have additional problems such as depression, social isolation, or a lack of housing or transportation that may increase their risk of hospital readmission. Nearly one in five Medicare patients discharged from the hospital is readmitted within 30...
 
Time and again, the Kansas City, MO, community has proven it cares about asthma control. To help the more than 150,000 children diagnosed with the disease in its region, the Greater Kansas City area Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative, led by the Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium (KCQIC), helped facilitate Kansas City Teams Up for Asthma Control (KC TUAC). KC TUAC builds on the Asthma Ready® Program (ARP) in cooperation with the University of Missouri at Columbia and the Missouri School Boards’ Association.
 
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The Greater Kansas City’s area Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) is led by the Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium (KCQIC).  Established in 2000 by the UAW-Ford Community Health Care Initiative and local health care stakeholders, KCQIC brings together an unprecedented commitment of resources and expertise among physicians, health plans, medical societies, medical schools, quality improvement organizations and community organizations. 

The KCQIC team creates a forum for health practitioners to exchange ideas about proven practices for improving patient outcomes in the community.  KCQIC promotes quality health care through collaboration and strategic leadership, education and training dissemination of information and tools.

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Contact Us

Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium
6000 N Oak
Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64118
 
 
816-453-4424
Dr. Catherine Davis
Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium
Project Director