Aligning Forces for Quality/Detroit
The Americans for Quality Health Care Team works with the Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) Alliances.
AF4Q is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) signature effort to lift the overall quality of health care in targeted communities, reduce racial and ethnic disparities and provide models for national reform.
AF4Q asks the people who get care, give care and pay for care to work together toward common, fundamental objectives to lead to better care.
Save Lives/Save Dollars (the Alliance) leads the area's AF4Q initiative. For more information on the Alliance, visit their community snapshot or their web site.
The participation of consumer organizations in health care quality initiatives is critical to effect patient-centered changes in our health care system.
Community Information on Quality
This section includes various organizations that provide quality information or are engaged in quality work, or both. To suggest an organization that should be included in this section, please contact project staff at email@example.com.
Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC)
GDAHC is a private, not-for-profit regional health care coalition dedicated to improving health care quality, cost and access in Southeastern Michigan. Members include business, labor, hospitals and health systems, health care providers and physicians, health care plans, government and community agencies
The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group is a national public-private partnership that works to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety. The Leapfrog group provides the latest hospital patient safety performance results in Michigan.
Michigan Department of Community Health
The Michigan Department of Community Health leads the state’s health policy and management of publicly-funded health service systems. The Department provides access to Michigan’s Drug Discount web site portal for consumers to find discount drug prices at http://www.michigandrugprices.com/.
Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA)
MHA represents all 144 community hospitals in Michigan advocating for hospitals and the patients they serve. MHA provides consumers with an opportunity to review charge, payment and quality information for hospitals in Michigan.
Michigan Health & Hospital Association - Keystone Center for Patient Safety & Quality
The Keystone Center for Patient Safety & Quality is non profit division of the MHA Health Foundation. MHA Keystone brings together hospitals, national experts and best practice evidence to improve patient safety by addressing the quality of health care delivery at the bedside.
Michigan Primary Care Consortium
The Michigan Primary Care Consortium is a collaborative partnership created to improve the system of delivery of prevention services and the management of chronic disease and other conditions in primary care settings throughout Michigan by aligning quality improvement initiatives, addressing gaps, and engaging in problem-solving strategies to ensure a patient-centered medical home for everyone.
Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium (MQIC)
MQIC is a collaborative of physicians and personnel representing the Michigan HMOs along with the Michigan State Medical Society, the Michigan Osteopathic Association, the Michigan Association of Health Plans, the Michigan Peer Review Organization and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The MQIC establishes and implements a core set of clinical practice guidelines and performance measures.
Michigan Quality Improvement Organization (MQIO)
MQIO is a non-profit, independent quality improvement organization that collaborates with Medicare beneficiaries to improve their health care.
Save Lives Save Dollars (SLSD)
SLSD is a regional multi-stakeholder initiative with the GDAHC to drive improvements in quality and cost savings through compliance with evidence-based guidelines. SLSD provides consumers with Health Care Performance Reports on hospitals, health plans, and the first physician organization report.
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