May 2013 kicked off the start of the last phase of Aligning Forces for Quality, and the 16 AF4Q Alliances are marshaling what they need to have in their toolkits to ensure that their good work—and in some cases their organization—can sustain over time. Key to that goal is partnerships, within the community and among communities.
There are many elements to the sustainability equation. It is a considerable effort to navigate the federal and state health care landscapes, consider and pitch funding sources, and lay the groundwork to have long-term influence in a region. This meeting focused on the importance of partnerships in ensuring sustainability and gave attendees tools to continue to work with their teams on putting together the pieces of the sustainability puzzle. View the agenda here.