Aligning Forces for Quality: The Regional Market Project

The Foundation's initiative, Aligning Forces for Quality, was designed to improve the quality of health care that Americans receive. Through this initiative, targeted communities across the country are working to lift the overall quality and value of health care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, reduce racial and ethnic disparities in care, and provide models for national reform. Greater Kansas City LINC, Inc., is one of the communities working toward the program's goals to improve the quality and value of health care. In this last phase of the initiative, the participating communities will build upon their previous successes and lessons learned so that improvement in the quality of care starts to become clear, evident and measurable. Communities will use the tools of performance measurement, public reporting, quality improvement, consumer engagement, and payment reform to help drive change. They will also continue to focus on reducing the costs of care to promote not just high-quality, but also high-value health care. Communities have each included plans for sustainability.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $1,000,000.00

Awarded on: 4/29/2013

Time frame: 5/1/2013 - 9/30/2013

Grant Number: 70933


Greater Kansas City LINC, Inc.

3100 Broadway Street, Suite 1100
Kansas City, 64111-2425


Catherine L. Davis
Project Director


Robin A. Gierer
Project Director