South Central Pennsylvania


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...

By now, it is well known that “super-utilizers” account for only five percent of patients but accrue more than 60 percent of health care costs. These patients make frequent trips to hospital emergency rooms or have repeated inpatient hospital stays, resulting in costly health care, but not necessarily high-quality care.

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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...

The Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative in South Central Pennsylvania is led by The Healthy York County Coalition (HYCC). Their mission is to engage consumers in order to improve the quality of health care for all who live, work and play in this community. Goals are accomplished by sharing resources and information, implementing proven practices on the ground and measuring outcomes. The Leadership Team includes people and organizations from five main community stakeholder groups: providers, employers, consumers, community leaders and health plans. AF4Q - South Central PA’s health care partner providers (Family First Health, Hanover Hospital, Memorial Hospital and WellSpan Health) have committed to championing the incorporation of more efficient strategies to manage care within their health systems.

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Contact Us

South Central Pennsylvania
Aligning Forces for Quality – SCPA
116 S George Street
3rd floor
York, PA 17401
 
 
717-801-4823
Ms. Christine Amy
Aligning Forces for Quality – SCPA
Project Director