KC Health Collaborative Joins the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement

For Immediate Release
Contact: Jolie Ritzo
Cell: (207) 491-9979

As the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) continues to grow, the organization is excited to broaden its reach and have greater insight from local leaders throughout our country. The KC Health Collaborative (KCHC) recently joined NRHI, a national organization whose members primarily focus on improving and transforming healthcare delivery within their communities and share best practices nationwide through the NRHI network.

NRHI members are non-profit organizations governed by multi-stakeholder boards that include healthcare consumers, providers, payers, and purchasers. Focusing on a variety of healthcare industry priorities to improve quality, cost, and care, its members work together to coordinate federal programs and initiatives that support and advance local innovation. Most recently the network has been activated by response efforts to the pandemic and have shown the tremendous value that RHICs bring to communities throughout the country.

KCHC has over two dozen founding members who have come together because they know the problems facing health and healthcare are too big for any one stakeholder group to solve alone. The Collaborative’s vision is that through the work of its members, it will catalyze meaningful improvements in health and healthcare delivery that position Kansas City as a national leader in health, wellbeing, and economic vitality for all. KCHC provides distinct value to the Kansas City Metropolitan area by providing insights that integrate disparate data into meaningful information, align stakeholders around shared priorities, and accelerate results through coordinated actions. The goal of KCHC is to create a trusted, common community table that fosters collaboration among stakeholders and utilizes data to drive improved health and well-being, while increasing access to high-quality, affordable healthcare in the region.

“We are excited to join NRHI and become part of a national network of like-minded organizations working to improve health and health care in our communities,” says Ron Whiting, executive director of KCHC. “In addition to the resources and expertise NRHI brings, the ability to connect with and learn from other experienced leaders doing this work is invaluable. As we pursue our vision of catalyzing meaningful improvements in health and health care delivery in Kansas City, our membership in NRHI is a further demonstration of our commitment to the power of collaboration.”

On the growing NRHI membership, Craig Brammer, President and CEO of NRHI shared, “Leveraging the power of networks is more vital than ever in this unprecedented moment in time. The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement is drawing on the practical experience and insight of its national membership to help connect and inform local leaders working to improve the health of their communities.”

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About NRHI:
The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) is a national organization reaching approximately 70% of the United States through its members – regional health improvement collaboratives (RHICs) and affiliates. These multi-stakeholder organizations are working in their regions and collaborating across regions to transform the healthcare delivery system and achieve the Triple Aim: improving the patient experience of care, including quality and satisfaction; improving the health of populations; and reducing the per-capita cost of health care. To learn more, visit nrhi.org.

About KC Health Collaborative:
KC Health Collaborative is a multi-stakeholder, not-for-profit community organization that brings together health systems, health plans, healthcare providers, employers, and community groups to find ways they can to work together to improve health and healthcare across the region. The organization has over two dozen founding members who believe that the problems facing health and healthcare are too big for any one stakeholder, or even one stakeholder group, to solve alone. To learn, more visit kchealthcollaborative.org



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