September 2012 Webinar Featured National and Local Health Care Leaders Discussing Progress of RWJF Program to Improve Quality of Care in 16 Regions Nationwide

Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) map

Aligning Forces for Quality is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation designed to lift the overall quality of care in 16 targeted communities. For six years, Aligning Forces communities have worked with local health care stakeholders—the people who give, get and pay for care—to improve their health system. On a webinar in September, local leaders and national experts explained how different communities are making fundamental changes to enhance care.

Speakers discussed how communities are using data to measure and report on the performance of local doctors; measurably improving the quality of care delivered; engaging patients in their health care; and exploring ways to pay health care providers based on quality of care.

Aligning Forces for Quality is featured in the September issue of The American Journal of Managed Care.

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Webinar: Insights from Aligning Forces for Quality

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  • Anne Weiss, MPP, director, Quality/Equality team; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Dennis P. Scanlon, PhD, professor; Pennsylvania State University
  • Randall Cebul, MD, director; Better Health Greater Cleveland
    Lisa Letourneau, MD, MPH, executive director; Maine Quality Counts
  • Betsy Stapleton, lead consumer representative, Aligning Forces Humboldt (Humboldt County, Calif.)
  • Karen Timberlake, JD, director; Partnership for Healthcare Payment Reform (Wis.)
  • John R. Lumpkin, MD, MPH, senior vice president and director, Health Care Group; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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