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Table II.2. Timeline for Major Activities of Phase I of the Collaborative

Evaluation of a Learning Collaborative's Process and Effectiveness to Reduce Health Care Disparities Among Minority Populations

Collaborative Activities, July 2003-December 2006
ActivityDate
Meeting at AHRQ (with the California Endowment) to discuss moving forward with a collaborative to address disparities. AHRQ and RWJF decide to cosponsor the Collaborative.July 2003
AHRQ contracts with RAND for plans needs assessment and technical assistance.November 2003-January 2004
AHRQ and RWJF develop Memorandum of Understanding on Participation.Summer 2003-Spring 2004
RWJF contracts with CHCS (and through them, with IHI) to form the Learning Collaborative.Spring 2004 (officially executed 8/2004)
Principals meet to review plans for first meeting of the Collaborative.July 8, 2004
CHCS/IHI and RAND call firms to discuss Collaborative and provide initial technical assistance.August 2004
First meeting of the Collaborative (at AHRQ in Rockville, MD).September 10, 2004
Second meeting of the Collaborative in Santa Monica, CA.March 17-18, 2005
Senior leadership of Collaborative meets in Chicago, IL (O'Hare airport).June 20, 2005
Full Collaborative conference call.July 27, 2005
GMMB contracted to design communication plan for the Collaborative to learn about communication priorities of the initiative and coordinate messages so that they are consistent across the Collaborative.August 2005
GMMB releases National Health Plan Collaborative communications toolkit.December 2005
Full Collaborative conference call.April 26, 2006
Third meeting of the Collaborative in Washington, DC.June 20-21, 2006
Stakeholder roundtable briefing in Washington, DC.June 22, 2006
Full Collaborative conference call.August 2006
Final Meeting of the Collaborative in Chicago, IL.September 15, 2006
Formal end of Phase I of the Collaborative.September 2006
GMMB summary report of the Collaborative.October 2006
Quality Summit on Reducing Disparities and Improving Quality (conducted as part of CHCS's ongoing work for RWJF).�December 2006

Note: Additional activities of the Collaborative include technical assistance calls between the learning organizations and firms, as well as periodic conference calls of the Operational Committee.

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Internet Citation: Table II.2. Timeline for Major Activities of Phase I of the Collaborative: Evaluation of a Learning Collaborative's Process and Effectiveness to Reduce Health Care Disparities Among Minority Populations. December 2007. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/learning/tab2-2.html