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The Community Quality Collaborative Leader's Guide to Engaging Consumer Advocates

Prepared for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Contract No: HHSA290200710022T

Consumer Advocacy Organizations and Chartered Value Exchanges: How the Two Can Support Each Other

Community quality collaboratives are community-based organizations of multiple stakeholders, including health care providers, purchasers (employers, employer coalitions, Medicaid and others), health plans, and consumer advocacy organizations, that are working together to transform health care at the local level. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers these organizations many tools to assist in their efforts.

Multi-stakeholder Community Inventory Modules

Community quality collaboratives are community-based organizations of multiple stakeholders, including health care providers, purchasers (employers, employer coalitions, Medicaid and others), health plans, and consumer advocacy organizations, that are working together to transform health care at the local level. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers these organizations many tools to assist in their efforts.

Public Chartered Value Exchanges Point of Contact Addresses

The Department of Health and Human Services has called for interested Community Leaders to apply to become Chartered Value Exchanges.

AHRQ Chartered Value Exchanges (CVE)

Public reporting provides information on physician and hospital performance. This page has links to public reporting Web sites sponsored by Chartered Value Exchanges (CVEs) or stakeholders affiliated with a CVE.

AHRQ Hospital-Public Report (H-PR) Survey

AHRQ's Public Report Surveys are designed to provide developers of Web-based public reports with information on how well their reports are meeting consumers' needs, and thereby inform redesign considerations. The primary aim of the surveys is to provide information on consumers' use and perceptions of any given public report Web site, but they also track views of other groups of people who visit a particular Web site. This survey focuses on hospital reports.

Consumer Financial Incentives: A Decision Guide for Purchasers

This guide provides a tool for employers, health plans, and State Medicaid agencies considering or poised to design and implement a consumer financial incentive strategy.

AHRQ Learning Network for Chartered Value Exchanges

The AHRQ Learning Network for Chartered Value Exchanges (CVEs) is a national program supported by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Market Scan and Sustainability Recommendations

This is the text version of the Market Scan and Sustainability Working Group, September 17, 2008, slide presentation.

Methodological Considerations in Generating Provider Performance Score: A Guide for Community Quality Collaboratives

This paper is intended for use by Chartered Value Exchanges (CVEs), community collaboratives, and other organizations interested in creating public reports on the performance of health care providers in their communities.

Physician-Public Report (P-PR) Survey

AHRQ's Public Report Surveys are designed to provide developers of Web-based public reports with information on how well their reports are meeting consumers' needs, and thereby inform redesign considerations. The primary aim of the surveys is to provide information on consumers' use and perceptions of any given public report Web site, but they also track views of other groups of people who visit a particular Web site. This survey focuses on physician reports.

AHRQ's Public Report Surveys

Public reports refer to any effort to compare the performance of hospitals, physicians, and other providers within a state or other specified geographic region for the benefit of consumer engagement and decisionmaking. AHRQ Public Report Surveys are designed to provide developers of Web-based public reports with information on how well their reports are meeting consumer needs and inform redesign considerations. The primary aim of the surveys is to provide information on consumer use and perceptions of any given public report Web site, but they also track views of other groups of people who visit a particular Web site. In addition to response options specifically for consumers, the surveys include response options for health care professionals, employers, insurers, members of the media, researchers, patient advocates, foundation staff, lawyers, and government staff/elected officials

Users of Public Reports of Hospital Quality: Who, What, Why, and How?

This report provides information on who visits hospital quality report sites and how they use the information.

Promoting Your Public Report: A Hands-on Guide

This toolkit is designed to help communities increase awareness and use of their public reports by consumers and other important audiences. The suggested approaches and template materials are intended for use with the media, both in traditional settings (e.g., printed newspapers, radio broadcasts) and online avenues (e.g., news Web sites, blogs). The materials have been compiled for modification and use by Chartered Value Exchanges and others who produce public reports comparing health care quality, cost, patient experience, and other aspects of value.

Model Public Report Elements: A Sampler

This toolkit is designed to help communities increase awareness and use of their public reports by consumers and other important audiences.

Sustainability for Community Quality Collaboratives

Community quality collaboratives are community-based organizations of multiple stakeholders, including health care providers, purchasers (employers, employer coalitions, Medicaid and others), health plans, and consumer advocacy organizations, that are working together to transform health care at the local level. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers these organizations many tools to assist in their efforts.

Evaluating the Impact of Value-Based Purchasing: A Guide for Purchaser

This guide was developed for the Understanding How Employers Can Be Catalysts for Quality: Insights for a Research Agenda meeting.

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention in the Hospital

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention in the Hospital: Slide Presentation