South Central Pennsylvania
Aligning Forces for Quality/South Central Pennsylvania
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.
Aligning Forces for Quality in South Central Pennsylvania (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 South Central Pennsylvania
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citizens’ Council on Health Care
The Citizens’ Council on Health Care is a non-profit organization working to enable individuals to control health care decision making.
The Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania
The Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania is a trade association representing Pennsylvania’s hospitals and health systems.
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 Pennsylvania
Multicultural Health Care Resources
These links offer health care resources for health care consumers and providers as well as information on eliminating health disparities.
Pennsylvania Cost Containment Council
The Pennsylvania Cost Containment Council is an independent state agency responsible for addressing escalating health costs, ensuring the quality of health care, and increasing access for all citizens regardless of ability to pay. The Council’s website contains hospital performance reports, hospital finance reports, as well as quality measurements of state commercial HMOs.
Pennsylvania Department of Health
The Pennsylvania Depart of Health is the state’s lead public health agency. The Department’s website contains the annual Adverse Health Events report as well as links to reports and organizations related to patient safety.
Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance
The Alliance’s website contains a comprehensive comparison report on Pennsylvania’s hospitals, as well as various performance and quality measurement reports.
Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association
This web site provides a wide range of information about the cost and quality of health care in Pennsylvania, including the ability to compare certain health care providers, learn how to be a savvy health care consumer, or better manage personal health.
Pennsylvania Health Organizations
A list of local and national organizations dedicated to improving medical care.
“Southeastern Pennsylvania Rollout of the Chronic”
The patient centered medical home was launched in May 2008 in southeastern Pennsylvania. The initiative seeks to enhance and personalize the way primary care physicians practice medicine, and improve not only their patients’ experiences, but also their health. The program combines features of the “chronic-care model” and also the “patient-centered medical home”.
“United for Quality Care”, a Service Employee International Union (SEIU) Campaign
United for Quality Care is an SEIU campaign to build healthy workers, healthy hospitals and healthy communities throughout Pennsylvania. Consumers can access information about health care and health care quality.
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