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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.

Table of Contents

    Purpose of This Tool
    How to Use This Tool
    Why Use This Tool
Getting Started
    When to Use This Tool
    Establishing an Inventory Leadership Team
    Information Gathering Process
    Information Sources
Community Inventory Tool Framework
Module 1: Collaborative Leadership
Module 2: Public At-large Engagement
Module 3: Quality & Efficiency Measurement
Module 4: Public Reporting
Module 5: Provider Incentives
Module 6: Consumer Incentives
Module 7: Capacity for Improving Quality
Module 8: Health Information Technology and Health Information Exchange (HIT/HIE)
Compiling Results From All Eight Focus Areas


This tool was prepared for AHRQ's Learning Network for Chartered Value Exchanges under contract HHSA290200710022T with the Center for Health Improvement.

The author would like to thank the following people for reviewing this document: Rachel DuPré Brodie, senior manager, Pacific Business Group on Health; Ted von Glahn, MS, director of performance information and consumer engagement, Pacific Business Group on Health, Alice Gosfield, Esq., Alice G. Gosfield and Associates, PC; Shannon Robshaw, MSW, chief executive officer, Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum; William A. Smith, EdD, PhD, executive vice president and social scientist, Academy Educational Development; Shoshanna Sofaer, DrPH, Robert P. Luciano Professor of Health Care Policy, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, City University of New York; Jon White, MD, director of health information technology; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Jan Whitehouse, senior vice president, Save Lives Save Dollars, Greater Detroit Area Health Council; and the teams at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Center for Health Improvement.

We consider our Learning Network tools to be works in progress, and always welcome your comments. Please forward suggestions to AHRQ's Peggy McNamara at

AHRQ appreciates citation as to source. Suggested format follows: Davis, L. Multi-stakeholder Community Inventory Modules. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, May 2008.

AHRQ Contract No: HHSA290200710022T

Page last reviewed March 2009
Internet Citation: Multi-stakeholder Community Inventory Modules. March 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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