Aligning Forces for Quality Evaluation Publications (2007-2016)

Do we know why minority patients in the US are less likely to obtain influenza vaccinations?

Every year, influenza causes up to 200,000 hospitalizations, 49,000 deaths, and an estimated $87 billion in healthcare expenditures. Chronically ill adults will share a disproportionately large part of this burden-black and Hispanic Americans will suffer the most. This study investigated the degree to which experiences of racial and ethnic discrimination in the healthcare setting mediate racial and ethnic disparities in influenza vaccination. READ MORE

Journal Articles (full list)

To date, the AF4Q Evaluation team has published over 40 articles expanding the knowledge base around health care reform at the local level and providing formative evaluation findings regarding the AF4Q program design, implementation, and effectiveness of early program efforts.

Research Summaries

The AF4Q Evaluation team produces summaries of important aspects of our research and the experiences of AF4Q alliances including the implementation of patient-centered medical homes, the challenges of consumer engagement, and more.

AF4Q Community Snapshots

Community Snapshots were created early in the evaluation (2009) to provide overviews of each community where AF4Q was implemented, as well as the health improvement activities undertaken as part of the AF4Q effort at that point in time.

Survey Reports

The AF4Q Evaluation team has produced a series of survey reports to provide community specific results to each AF4Q allaince for the AF4Q Alliance Survey, the AF4Q Evaluation Consumer Survey, and the AF4Q Evaluation Physician Survey. These reports contain information on change over time for a number of variables, as well as comparisons between AF4Q communities. For more information or copies of specific community reports, please contact the AF4Q Evaluation project manager, Dora Hunter (dmh63@psu.edu).