- November 28th 2011
Sixteen communities across the country received a $1.3 million boost to continue testing innovative ways to improve health care quality and efficiency.
The grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will help the local health care collaboratives develop and test payment models as part of the foundation's Aligning Forces for Quality initiative.
The program, which began in 2006, brings together physicians, hospitals, payers and consumer groups in participating communities to collaborate on improving health care delivery in their area. The communities are comprised of a city, such as Boston and Cleveland; a region, such as western Michigan and Puget Sound, Wash.; or an entire state, such as Minnesota and Oregon.
A main goal of the grant money, now totaling $300 million, is to provide examples of quality improvement for communities across the country, particularly as they look to adapt to health system reform, said Robert Graham, MD. He is director of the AF4Q national program [Read more]