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The National Health Plan Collaborative: Overview of Its Origins, Accomplishments, and Lessons Learned

Appendix A: Timeline of NHPC Activities

Date Activity
July 2003 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.
November 2003-January 2004 AHRQ contracts with RAND for plans' needs assessment and technical assistance.
Summer 2003 - Spring 2004 AHRQ and RWJF develop Memorandum of Understanding on Participation.
Spring 2004 RWJF contracts with CHCS (and through it, with IHI) to form a learning collaborative (later named the National Health Plan Collaborative) —; executed August 2004.
July 2004 Principals meet to review plans for first meeting of the Collaborative.
August 2004 CHCS/IHI and RAND call firms to discuss the Collaborative and provide initial technical assistance.
September 2004 First meeting of the Collaborative at AHRQ in Rockville, MD.
March 2005 Second meeting of the Collaborative in Santa Monica, CA.
June 2005 Senior leadership of Collaborative meets in Chicago, IL.
July 2005 Full Collaborative conference call.
August 2005 GMMB contracted to design communication plan for the Collaborative to learn about communication priorities of the initiative and coordinate messages for consistency across the Collaborative.
December 2005 GMMB releases National Health Plan Collaborative Communications Toolkit.
April 2006 Full Collaborative conference call.
June 2006 Third meeting of the Collaborative in Washington, DC. Stakeholder roundtable briefing in Washington, DC.
August 2006 Full Collaborative conference call.
September 2006 Final Meeting of the Phase I in Chicago, IL. Formal end of Phase I of the NHPC.
September 2006 NHPC leadership meets in Chicago; sets priorities for Phase II and forms 3 task forces.
October 2006 GMMB summary report released on NHPC Phase I.
December 2006 Task forces begin monthly calls. Quality Summit on Reducing Disparities and Improving Quality (conducted as part of CHCS's ongoing work with RWJF).
March 2007 In-person meeting in Indianapolis; task forces disbanded.
April 2007 Call to discuss consensus reached in Indianapolis and action steps grid developed.
June 2007 First conference call including Humana as an official member; discussion of primary data.
July 2007 Language access call.
August 2007 Business case call.
September 2007 Primary data call. Webinar on translation process (presented by Molina).
October 2007 Language access call.
December 2007 In-person meeting in Santa Monica, CA.
January 2008 Language access call (including presentation by UnitedHealth Group on its Asian In-Language Directory). Task Force #1 (Sustaining the NHPC) and Task Force #3 (Regional Collaboration) calls.
February 2008 Task Force #1 call. Workgroup call (update on new task forces and plans for toolkit).
March 2008 Workgroup call (NHPC priorities moving forward, update on toolkit, and remaining activities through end of Phase II). Task Force #2 call (national equity agenda/standardization).
April 2008 Workgroup call (special topics include obtaining race/ethnicity/language from non-network clinics and collaborating with employer groups on clinical activities).
May 2008 Workgroup call (health literacy webinar).
July 2008 Final in-person meeting at RAND in Arlington, VA.
September 2008 GMMB releases the NHPC toolkit. Formal end of Phase II of the NHPC.

Note: Additional activities of the Collaborative included technical assistance calls between the support organizations and firms in Phase I, and periodic conference calls of the Operational Committee (comprising the sponsors and support organizations) throughout Phases I and II.

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Page last reviewed October 2014
Page originally created September 2012
Internet Citation: Appendix A: Timeline of NHPC Activities. Content last reviewed October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.

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