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Evaluation of AHRQ's Partnerships for Quality Program

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Appendix A. Additional Tables

Table A.1. Focus and Targets of PFQ Grants

Grantee Organization & Principal Investigator

Health Conditions

Health Issues

Priority Populations

Health Care Entities

Altarum Institute
PI: George J. Miller


Bioterrorism & Emergency Preparedness


1 rural hospital; large urban public health district

American Academy of Pediatrics
PI: Carole M. Lannon




160-180 pediatric practices in 10 states

American College of Physicians
PI:   Vincenza T. Snow



35 physician practices in 2 states

American Medical Association
PI: Karen S. Kmetik

Diabetes, Heart Disease (CAD), Major Depression


Individuals needing chronic care

Physician practices in Pittsburgh & Chicago; large cardiology practice and ambulatory clinic network in Chicago

American Medical Directors Association
PI: David F. Polakoff

Pain management, Pressure ulcers

Long-term care


50-60 nursing facilities in 6 states

American Hospital Association-HRET
PI: John R. Combes


People at the end-of-life

100 Hospitals

Association of California Nurse Leaders
PI: Nancy E. Donaldson (UCSF)

Falls and falls with injury

Hospital patient safety


32 hospitals in California

Catholic Healthcare Partners
PI: Donald E. Casey

Congestive heart failure


6 hospitals in the Midwest system's 9 regions

Child Health Corporation of America
PI: Paul J. Sharek

Pain management

Hospital patient safety and medication safety


14 (later 42) children's hospitals in the U.S.

Connecticut State Department of Public Health
PI: Louise Dembry


Bioterrorism & Emergency Preparedness


Physicians and other health professionals in Connecticut

PI: Michael Callahan


Value purchasing/pay-for-performance


2 Employer coalitions and health plans (Minn-St Paul & Colorado)

International Severity Info Systems, Inc.
PI: Susan Horn

Pressure ulcers

Long-term care


12 nursing facilities in 10 states

Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
PI: Jerod M. Loeb

Acute Myocardial infarction, Heart Failure, Community-acquired pneumonia, Pregnancy & related conditions.

Bioterrorism & Emergency Preparedness


Hospitals and community health clinics; community emergency preparedness systems

Leapfrog Group
PI: Suzanne F. Delbanco


Hospital patient safety and value-based purchasing


Employers, employer coalitions, and health plans; hospitals in 6 target markets

Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network
PI: Mark Young (deceased), followed by Kenneth Coburn

Diabetes (type 2)


Individuals in need of chronic care

10 physician practices in SE Pennsylvania

Pacific Business Groupa on Health
David Hopkins


Quality measurement and performance reporting



Physicians Micro Systems, Inc. (vendor)
PI: Steven M. Ornstein  (MCSC)

Heart disease/stroke; Diabetes; Cancer prevention; immunizations; resp/infectious disease; MH/SA; nutrition and obesity; Rx for the elderly


100+ participating practices from 35+ states; practices range in size from solo practitioners to 10+ clinicians

Research Triangle Institute
PI: Lucy A. Savitz

Broader adoption of QI methods for a variety of conditions & care processes

Bioterrorism and emergency preparedness; and general quality improvement


4 (later 5) large health systems in selected regions

New York State Dept Of Health
PI: Suzanne M. Broderick

Falls, weight loss, incontinence

Long-term care and avoidance of acute hospitalization


45 nursing homes and 14 adult care facilities throughout NY State

Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center
PI: Josie R. Williams


Bioterrorism and emergency preparedness


Texas Department of Health, Region 8; 12 small rural hospitals in TX (part of TX A&M/RCHI network)

Visiting Nurse Service of New York
PI: Penny H. Feldman


Home health care and avoidance of acute hospitalization


8 home health agencies in 7 states:

a. The grant with PBGH was dropped after 15 months.

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