Monday, February 1, 2010

RWJF's Aligning Forces for Quality Program Releases New Report

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative chronicles the program’s ambitious progress in a new report now available.

AF4Q is the Foundation’s signature effort to improve the overall quality of health care in targeted communities, reduce racial and ethnic disparities and provide models for national reform.

This report details some of the impressive activities and early results that the communities, as local leaders in the field of health care quality, have collectively achieved in three important areas of focus:

1. Performance measurement and public reporting: using common standards to measure the quality of care that doctors and hospitals deliver to patients and making that information available to the public;

2. Consumer engagement: encouraging patients to be active managers of their health care, and make informed choices about their doctors and hospitals; and

3. Quality improvement: implementing techniques and protocols that doctors, nurses and others in physician offices and hospitals can follow to improve care.
Read the report.

Learn more about Aligning Forces for Quality.

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