Programs and Activities Transforming the Health Care System
Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q), is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) designed to help communities across the country lift the quality of health care within their geographic region. The $25-million program is a major part of RWJF's continuing effort to close the gap between the quality of health care that Americans now receive and what the health care system is capable of delivering.
The overarching goal of the Maine SIM initiative is to achieve the “Triple Aim” of improvement – i.e. improve health care quality and population health; improve patient experience of care, and reduce health care costs. Through its SIM-funded efforts, the state is working to bring together private-public partnerships and align improvement efforts across payers and provider groups, with a strong focus on expanding new payment models such as the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) models.
Learn more about the health issues that matter to you. The QC Learning Community offers complimentary online webinars for health care providers/administrators, patients and consumers.