Kansas City, MO

Twenty percent of more than 2.6 million seniors with Medicare are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days. Created by the Affordable Care Act, community-based care transitions programs (CCTPs) aim to fix this problem by working with local hospitals and health care and service providers to improve care transitions for high-risk Medicare patients when they move from hospital stays to their home or other care settings.

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Bridging the Gap

More than 80 participants gathered in Dallas September 19-20 to discuss bridging the gap between health care and population health. Representatives from each Alliance and outside guests, community partners involved in population health projects, joined staff from the National Program Office and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to share experiences—both successes and frustrations—as they move toward addressing population health issues as they continue their work with Aligning Forces for Quality—and beyond.

The meeting...

Poorly controlled asthma reduces the quality of life for children and adults and dramatically drives up the total cost of their care. According to the Mayo Clinic, the disease is also the leading cause of Emergency Department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, and missed school days. With more than 10 million children affected, pediatric asthma is the most common childhood chronic disease in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Missouri alone, the number of children diagnosed with the disease exceeds 150,000, the largest number of whom (14.8 percent...

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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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