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:
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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