Humboldt County is one of 16 communities participating in the Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q).

Aligning Forces for Quality is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) signature effort to lift the overall quality of health care in targeted communities, reduce racial and ethnic disparities and provide models for national reform. AF4Q asks the people who get care, give care and pay for care to work together toward common, fundamental objectives to lead to better care.
The $300 million commitment to improve health care in 15 communities, that together cover 11 percent of the U.S. population, is the largest effort of its kind ever undertaken by a U.S. philanthropy.

The Humboldt County-AF4Q initiative is a collaborative project of many local organizations and individuals interested in improving the quality of health care. The effort fosters a high quality, integrated, patient-centered system of care that is accessible to all North Coast residents. The project has three aims – provider measurement and public reporting, patient involvement, and medical care improvement activities – to improve the medical care and self-care of patients, particularly those with diabetes.