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.
Amount Awarded $1,000,000.00
Awarded on: 4/29/2013
Time frame: 5/1/2013 - 9/30/2013
Grant Number: 70933