Quality Field Notes

A collection of approaches that can transform local health care and provide models for national reform.

View all items in this collection

About This Collection

This series distills some of the key lessons learned by regional alliances participating in Aligning Forces for Quality, RWJF’s signature effort to lift the overall quality of health care in 16 targeted communities across America. These regional alliances of providers, patients, and payers work to transform their local health care and provide models for national reform.

Latest Content


Quality Field Notes: Public Reporting

May 4, 2015 | Brief

Reporting on physician quality helps consumers and medical practices alike. RWJF's Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) reports on early findings of public reporting, and shares a resource guide and case studies to help other communities get started.


Quality Field Notes: Regional Collaboratives Can Improve Local Health Care

January 15, 2015 | Brief

Regional collaborations to improve health and health care bring together diverse, at times competing organizations to share ideas and resources. Explore the Aligning Forces for Quality to learn how to form collaboratives and improve health.


Quality Field Notes: How to Build a Sustainable Patient Experience Program

October 1, 2014 | Brief

Learn how patient experience surveys help providers better understand and deliver patient-centered care and help consumers find the best care for themselves and their families.