Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q)
AF4Q is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s signature effort to lift the overall quality of health care in targeted communities, reduce racial and ethnic disparities and provide models for national reform. AF4Q asks the people who get care, give care and pay for care to work together toward common, fundamental objectives to lead to better care. The 16 geographically, demographically, and economically diverse communities participating in AF4Q together cover 12.5 percent of the U.S. population.
In 2013, the ABMS Member Boards of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics approved physician participation in the AF4Q quality alliance programs as a pathway by which they can achieve MOC practice improvement credit.
The P² Collaborative of Western New York is the first AF4Q community to seek this recognition for primary care physicians in their region. The work that the P² Collaborative is doing with IPIP has attracted and received support from other regional and national initiatives.