• Ten groups in communities located across the country are collaborating to further improve the health of their populations by field testing the National Quality Forum’s Improving Population Health by Working with Communities—Action Guide 1.0. Selected by NQF from a pool of 40 applicants, the groups will provide on-the-ground testing of the guide over the next 18 months.

    The 10 selected field testing groups are geographically and substantially diverse and include:

    • Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) –
      Denver, CO
    • Community Service Council of Tulsa – Tulsa, OK
    • Designing a Strong and Healthy NY (DASH-NY) – New York, NY
    • Empire Health Foundation – Spokane, WA
    • Kanawha Coalition for Community Health Improvement –
      Charleston, WV
    • Mercy Medical Center and Abbe Center for Mental Health –
      Cedar Rapids, IA
    • Michigan Health Improvement Alliance – Central Michigan
    • Oberlin Community Services and The Institute for eHealth Equity –
      Oberlin, OH
    • Trenton Health Team, Inc. – Trenton, NJ
    • The University of Chicago Medicine Population Health Management Transformation – Chicago, IL

    Developed earlier this year by an NQF-convened multistakeholder committee, the guide is based on research and information from experts about what works to improve population health. Both the guide and its field testing are part of a three-year project funded by HHS, in support of priorities of the department’s National Quality Strategy. The field testing groups will apply the content of the guide to their new or existing population health improvement projects to determine what works and what needs enhancement and offer ideas for revised or new content.

    “The field testing groups’ input is critical to ensuring that NQF ultimately provides a nationwide resource that will inspire and guide communities across the country toward better health and improved quality of life,” said Kaye Bender, President and CEO of the Public Health Accreditation Board and Co-Chair of NQF’s Population Health Framework Committee, which developed the guide.

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