Kansas City, Missouri
Aligning Forces for Quality/Kansas City
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.
The Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium (the Alliance) leads the area's AF4Q initiative. For more information on the Alliance, visit their
community snapshot or their
Community Information on Quality in Kansas City
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.
Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF)
HCF is dedicated to improving access and quality of health for uninsured and underserved individuals and communities in Kansas City, Missouri and a six county service area in Kansas (Allen, Johnson, Wyandotte) and Missouri (Cass, Jackson, Lafayette).
HealthyKansasCity.org is a website for consumers to find comprehensive quality health resources.
Kansas City Area Community Healthcare
The Initiative has produced the most comprehensive assessment of this community’s overall health ever made, and provided it to the community for reference, review and response.
Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium (KCQIC)
KCQIC was formed by UAW-Ford Health Care Initiative and community stakeholders to address health care quality in the Greater Kansas City area. KCQIC provides consumers with clinical care guidelines to help them understand their chronic condition and the type of care they should expect. The “Practicing Healthy Habits - A Series based on the Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium Clinical Guidelines” has information on the following chronic conditions: asthma, diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (last three available in Spanish).
Kansas Foundation for Medical Care (KFMC)
KFMC is a non-profit quality improvement organization for the state. KFMC ensures that Medicare and Medicaid patients receive appropriate and quality of care.
Kansas Health Online
Kansas Health Online provides assistance to Kansans to make more informed decisions about their health care.
Kansas Health Policy Authority (KHPA)
KHPA, a state agency established in 2005, works to improve health by increasing the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of health services and public health programs in Kansas. KHPA provides state reports and articles on health care quality improvement efforts.
Kansas Hospital Association (KHA)
KHA is a voluntary, non-profit network of hospitals working together to improve access, quality and the affordability of health care for all Kansans. KHA has a number of resources that provide data, information and assistance to compare cost and quality of hospitals.
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 Kansas and Missouri.
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is the state’s lead public health and senior service agency. The Department’s website contains the Healthcare-Associated Infection Report and the Consumer’s Guide Commercial Managed Care by clicking on Data & Statistical Reports.
Missouri Foundation for Health
The Missouri Foundation for Health’s mission is to empower the people and communities they serve to achieve equal access to quality health services that promote prevention and encourage healthy behaviors.
Missouri Hospital Association (MHA)
Since its creation in 1922, MHA has grown from 50 to more than 150 member hospitals. As a not-for-profit membership association, MHA represents every acute care hospital in the state, as well as most of the federal and state hospitals and rehabilitation and psychiatric care facilities. MHA Hospital Performance Project provides information for consumers on hospitals performance and assists consumers in learning about the quality of care on heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection preventions at hospitals and health care systems in Missouri at http://www.FocusonHospitals.com.
The Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Missouri is Primaris. Medicare beneficiaries’ can receive help with claims, care complaints, discharge appeals and facilitate resolutions.
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