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As noted in the Institute of Medicine’s seminal report Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, “health care today harms too frequently and routinely fails to deliver its potential benefits.” For over a decade, foundations have been showcasing to the field that improving health care quality is both needed and possible. GIH recognizes that this work is now an integral part of the health reform law and that bridging the “quality chasm” will require change at all levels of our health care system.

Contact Ann McMillan for more information about our programming in this area.

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October 2017

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has provided a $1.7 million grant to the UNC School of Medicine to further innovate a care model that has reduced hospitalizations for patients with atrial fibrillation, increasing care coordination and education for vulnerable populations. Atrial fibrillation, which affects more than 2.7 million Americans, is characterized by an irregular heartbeat and is associated with an increased risk for blood clots, stroke, heart failure and multiple other heart complications.

October 2017

Community Catalyst is pleased to announce the launch of the Consumer Advocacy for Transformation program, which, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will fund state and local consumer health advocacy organizations who are pursuing health system changes that aim to develop and insert an organized, influential and permanent consumer voice in state and local health system. Community Catalyst’s Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation (the Center), which spearheads the organization’s work on health system transformation efforts, will provide critical oversight and expertise for the program.

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