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In an effort to help communities dramatically improve the quality of care for people with chronic illnesses, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is seeking applicants for a new program designed to use market forces to drive quality improvements. Aligning Forces for Quality: The Regional Market Project seeks to help communities dramatically improve the quality of the health care they provide for chronic diseases in ambulatory settings. The program will help up to six communities align three key drivers of quality improvement:

  • performance measurement and public reporting;
  • capacity to help physicians in the community improve the quality of ambulatory, chronic illness care; and
  • consumer engagement.

Applicants must be an organization that represents multiple community stakeholders, including substantial representation from the following community health care market stakeholders:

  • health care providers, including physicians and safety net providers;
  • health care plans;
  • employers; and
  • consumers.

Because only one application per community is allowed for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 pm Friday, July 14, 2006. Letters of intent should provide information regarding the community to be served by the proposal and any community stakeholders to be involved.


Up to $600,000 to use over three years. Substantial technical assistance resources are also available during the grant period.

MU Deadline: 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 14, 2006 (letter of intent)
Sponsor Deadline:

Applicant registration deadline is July 14, 2006
Full proposals due September 7, 2006

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

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