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Sustaining AF4Q Efforts

transformation is an iterative process, an essential component of the AF4Q work was to identify alternative ... capacity, knowledge, and skills to sustain the work of AF4Q has been an ongoing priority. At the conclusion of the program, each of the 16 Alliances was at a different point on the path toward sustainability. ...

May 14,2015

Representation, Roles, and Responsibilities

financial stake in the health care system have a unique perspective. In health care, it’s important not only to include that perspective at the decision-making table, but also to validate it as separate from ... “We’re all health care consumers” is true, but not enough; stakeholder definitions are ...

May 14,2015

App Challenge

participated in seed efforts to transform health care. All of the semi-finalist teams created applications ... incorporated Aligning Forces performance metrics to help users find quality care personalized to the searcher’s ... real-world impact. Phase II will culminate in a live judging session at the Aligning Forces National Meeting ...

May 02,2012

Evolve: Bringing Data to Life for Healthier Communities

the doctor and patient. At first glance, it can be difficult to understand what the four years of collected data mean at the local level. However, for longtime veterans of Humboldt County’s health care ... the individual’s experience of care, the health of the population, and the overall costs of the health ...

May 07,2014


Improving the quality and value of health care is at the heart of Aligning Forces for Quality ... understandable; for the most part, employers and purchasers are not in the health care or health insurance ... result have been hesitant to assert their role in the health care marketplace. Too often, employers defer ...

May 14,2015

Full Agenda - November 2012

      -Show Me the Money: Connecting Cost and Quality to Safely Transform Care Delivery       ... story. At the November meeting, AF4Q Alliance teams will be challenged as never before to tell the story ... invited to stay for lunch. You may eat at the hotel and network with peers, or pack your lunch to go. ...

Oct 23,2012

Creating A Movement

brought the AF4Q audience to its feet with a passionate discussion of his work helping young people the world over break the cycle of poverty and catalyze change in their communities.   Ziolkowski was on the finance career track at GE when he decided to leave and form a nonprofit organization ...

Jun 20,2013

Quality Field Notes: Equity

work to transform local health care and provide models for national reform. The latest topic in this series focuses on improving equity in health care. In 2009, the excess health care costs associated with ... insights of high performers to improve care throughout the region.   In Detroit , community ...

Jul 01,2014

Aligning Forces for Quality Games to Generate Data Challenge Announces Finalists

Johnson Foundation’s signature effort to lift the overall quality of health care in targeted communities, ... improve health and health care. The Game Challenge is the second in a series of innovation ... focused on creating applications to improve patient access to health care quality information. In the Game ...

Apr 29,2013

'Lean' Teams Build Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Wed, 2012-12-19 (All day) Thanks to health care reform, the idea of patient ... Johnson’s signature effort to lift the overall quality of health care in targeted communities, reduce racial ... collaborative has steadily grown more sophisticated. It aims to improve care quality, transform practices into ...

Dec 19,2012

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