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The American Journal of Managed Care Announces Publication of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative


September 25, 2012

The American Journal of Managed Care Announces Publication of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative

Plainsboro, NJ - The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) announced today the publication of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative. This initiative is the largest privately funded community-based quality improvement initiative to date. AF4Q provides funds and technical assistance to 16 multi-stakeholder alliances located throughout the United States, with the goal of improving patient health and healthcare.

Guest editor, David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Care Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners HealthCare System and Harvard Medical School, states, “The AF4Q initiative is a bold and historic effort to test an important and promising approach to improving healthcare system performance, and these papers constitute the first attempt to assess its effects.”

AJMC will help to enhance the footprint of this novel initiative by continuing its effort to provide information to clinical and policy decision makers that promotes the efficient delivery of high-quality care. The AJMC publication includes original research manuscripts describing the AF4Q initiative and results thus far. It also presents perspective articles and commentary from nationally recognized thought leaders. To view these articles, please visit http://www.ajmc.com/publications/supplement/2012/AF4Q.

“We are very enthused to provide this vital information to our readers in an effort to improve delivery of quality healthcare,” said Brian Haug, President, The American Journal of Managed Care. “This is an exciting undertaking and we are proud to be partnering with such a well-known and respected institution.”

About The American Journal of Managed Care

The American Journal of Managed Care is an independent, peer-reviewed publication dedicated to publishing original research in healthcare outcomes and creating a forum for scientific communication in the ever-evolving field of healthcare delivery. The journal is indexed in MEDLINE/PUBMED. AJMC is published by the Intellisphere Managed Market Group, which is owned by MJH & Associates. For more information, please contact Tobin Sharp, Group Editorial Director, The American Journal of Managed Care, at 609.716.7777 or tsharp@ajmc.com.

About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and healthcare issues facing our country. As the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and healthcare, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, measurable, and timely change. For 40 years, the Foundation has brought experience, commitment, and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that affect the health and healthcare of those it serves. When it comes to helping Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need, the Foundation expects to make a difference in your lifetime. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org. Follow the Foundation on Twitter www.rwjf.org/twitter or Facebook www.rwjf.org/facebook.

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