Maine


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...

 
Although health care providers have long recognized that many of their patients have both behavioral and physical health needs, there has been a complete disconnect in how this comprehensive care is provided and paid for. Data from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication indicated that 34 million American adults, or 17 percent of the adult population, had comorbid mental and medical conditions within a 12-month period. While evidence-based treatments and programs exist for improving care for this population, they are not routinely used. Now, with health reform,...

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 third topic in this series focuses on how engaged patients can lead to improved health and health care. Patients without the skills to manage their...

The Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative in Maine is led by Maine Quality Counts (QC), in partnership with the Maine Health Management Coalition (MHMC) and the Dirigo Health Agency’s Maine Quality Forum (MQF). Established in 2004 by a network of 35 organizations, QC is a multi-stakeholder statewide regional health care collaborative committed to working across organizations and communities to improve health care systems and outcomes for the people of Maine. QC, MHMC and MQF work to coordinate existing but disparate efforts across the state that promote local, coordinated systems of care and the resources that support them. The goals of the Maine AF4Q Alliance are to improve health status, promote consistent delivery of high quality care, improve access to health care and contain costs.

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Maine
Maine Quality Counts
PO Box 190
Manchester, ME 04351
 
 
207-622-3374
Lisa Letourneau MD, MPH
Maine Quality Counts
Executive Director
 
Ted Rooney
Maine Quality Counts
Project Director