Dr. Robert Graham, board chairman of the Alliance for Health Reform, has been named national program director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forces for Quality initiative.
Graham to direct Robert Wood Johnson Foundation quality program
Launched in 2006, the Aligning Forces program collaborates with local providers, patients and payers in 17 targeted communities to improve healthcare quality and address disparities. RWJF has allotted $300 million for the program, which is set to run through 2015.
Graham also has been tapped to serve as a research professor at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, according to a news release.
In addition to his role with the Alliance for Health Reform, Graham is a professor of family medicine at the University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College of Medicine. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, and in 2010, Graham was appointed project director for the Aligning Forces initiative in Cincinnati, which is one of the target communities.
Graham is the former director of the Center for Practice and Technology Assessment, a division of HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the former administrator of HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration
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