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Governor Rendell's "Prescription for Pennsylvania"

March 27, 2007 - Governor Rendell introduced a comprehensive health reform plan in January 2007 intended to provide access to affordable, quality health care for all state residents.

State Profile

Governors Discuss Health Policy in "State of the State" Addresses, With Interactive Summary Table

April 21, 2009 - Since early January, state governors have been discussing health care in their annual "State of the State" addresses, despite not knowing exactly what the federal stimulus package or CHIP reauthorization would look like. Among the 40 speeches made through mid-February, the health policy messages varied in content and tone. The health-related provisions are summarized in an interactive feature.

State Profile

Grant Community Clinic: Case Studies of Patient- and Family-Centered Primary Care Practices

August 28, 2008 - Grant Community Clinic is one of 12 primary care practices featured in Commonwealth Fund case studies of patient-centered practices.

Case Study

Greater Detroit Area Health Council

June 30, 2008 -

The Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC), based in Detroit, Michigan, is a broad coalition of more than 70 organizations representing health care purchasers, providers, insurers, and consumers working to try to improve health care quality, enhance access to care, and reduce health costs in southeastern Michigan.

State Profile

Group Health Cooperative: Reinventing Primary Care by Connecting Patients with a Medical Home

July 2, 2009 - Group Health Cooperative (GHC) is a nonprofit, consumer-governed health care organization serving 580,000 members in Washington State and Idaho through an integrated multispecialty group practice and a network of community providers.

Case Study

Guidance for Bathing Patients with Dementia: Bathing Without a Battle

December 8, 2005 - The "Bathing Without a Battle" CD and video offers practical techniques that families and caregivers can use to improve the experience of bathing people with dementia.

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A Guide to Developing State Child Health 'Improvement Partnerships'

February 24, 2009 - A new online guide from the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program provides state leaders in child health with step-by-step instructions to developing sustainable collaborations of public and private partners that are dedicated to improving the quality of children's health care.

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Gundersen Lutheran Health System: Performance Improvement Through Partnership

August 13, 2009 - Gundersen Lutheran Health System is a physician-led, not-for-profit integrated delivery system serving more than 550,000 people. Gundersen Lutheran has increased efficiency, improved patient care, and achieved the high performance associated with large urban institutions.

Case Study

Health Care Payment and Delivery Reform in Minnesota Medicaid

March 1, 2013 - Minnesota's Medicaid program is a leader in piloting innovative health care payment and delivery reforms. This case study is one of three in a series on innovations being undertaken by states to improve quality and efficiency in their Medicaid programs.

Case Study

HealthCare Partners: Building on a Foundation of Global Risk Management to Achieve Accountable Care

January 27, 2012 - This case study explores: the characteristics of HealthCare Partners and its partner organizations, including the insurer Anthem, that are contributing to the development of the ACO; the rationale behind the decision to develop an ACO; the steps taken to implement the model; milestones achieved; and lessons learned.

Case Study

Healthy San Francisco: Local Model for Universal Coverage

October 11, 2007 - Healthy San Francisco (HSF) is a new program that provides medical homes to the city's uninsured adults. It was launched in July at two health centers, expanded to 20 additional clinics September 17, and is expected to go citywide on January 2, 2008.

State Profile

Healthy Steps: Preventive Care for Young Children

April 21, 2006 - Healthy Steps for Young Children, a national initiative aimed at enhancing the quality of preventive health care for infants and toddlers, now offers educational materials on the Fund's Web site.

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Helping Pediatric Practices Implement Parental Depression Screening

April 19, 2007 - A new manual helps pediatric clinicians successfully screen parents for depression, discuss with them the impact depression can have on their children, and refer parents for counseling.

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Henry Ford Health System: A Framework for System Integration, Coordination, Collaboration, and Innovation

August 13, 2009 - Henry Ford Health System is a vertically integrated health care system in southeastern Michigan whose leadership is committed to systemic integration, clinical excellence, and customer value through the core competencies of collaboration, care coordination, and innovation and learning.

Case Study

High-Performing Hospitals: Secrets to Success

June 29, 2005 - This study identifies and describes the key ingredients in the success of four high-performing hospitals across the country.

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