Center Faculty Lead in Region-wide Partnership to Improve Quality of Care

By | February 19, 2007

The MetroHealth System led a region-wide partnership – of primary care physicians, employers, health plans, and public health agencies Ð in winning a $600,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson FoundationÕs ÒAligning Forces for QualityÓ program. Announced February 1st, the Northeast Ohio application was among 68 nationwide, of which 10 communities were awarded grants to measure and improve quality of outpatient care for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and asthma. Center Director Randall Cebul will serve as Project Director for the NEO Aligning Forces initiative, although he credits strong partnerships with others in the region Ð including the leadership of NEOÕs primary care practices, the Center for Community Solutions, the Health Action Council, and NEOÕs public health agencies Ð in producing the successful proposal. See coverage by the Plain Dealer and announcements by the RWJF and the Health Action Council. (posted 2/2007) Plain Dealer, RWJF, Announced February 1st, Health Action Council, Health Action Council., Center for Community Solutions,