Our Impact

RESULTS THAT SAVE LIVES. We empower our members to improve care for their patients through our three signature programs―the Acclaim Award, Best Practices Learning Collaboratives, and the Chronic Care Challenge.


Acclaim Award

Honoring excellence in healthcare delivery. The Acclaim Award honors medical groups and other organized systems of care that are bringing the American healthcare system closer to the ideal delivery model—one that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable.

Premier Medical Associates, our 2016 recipient:

  • Achieved very high screening and vaccination rates:

    • 80% for colon screening

    • 85%+ vaccination rate for elderly

  • Accomplished remarkable chronic care goals:

    • 80% of high blood pressure patients in control

    • 70% statin prescription rates for patients with diabetes

  • Was recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home at all of their adult primary care offices

Best Practices Learning Collaboratives

Tackling chronic illness by creating communities of knowledge. Our Collaboratives bring together several member groups to develop solutions for managing specific chronic conditions. We create “small” or “intimate” communities of knowledge where participants meet in-person and virtually to share tools and resources to accelerate systematic change and create breakthroughs in patient care.

Collaboratives have:

  • United 100+ organizations around 12 care topics, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, multiple chronic conditions, hypertension, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, adult immunizations, and heart failure, among others.

  • Distributed $2.5 million in grants to enable groups to participate

Chronic Care Challenge

Mobilizing groups nationwide to address chronic conditions with Measure Up/ Pressure Down® and Diabetes: Together 2 Goal®. The Chronic Care Challenge is our multi-year initiative addressing pressing chronic conditions by harnessing the best practices of AMGA member medical groups and health systems to improve patient lives and reverse the staggering burden of chronic disease

Measure Up/ Pressure Down®:

  • Galvanized nearly 150 participating organizations

  • Improved hypertension detection or control for 542,833 patients

  • Improved blood pressure control rates by 2.8%

  • Reached 84.3 million people on National Day of Action

Together 2 Goal®, launched in 2016, seeks to improve care for 1 million people living with Type 2 diabetes by 2019.

See what Together 2 Goal® participants have to say about the campaign:

Foundation Stars

Foundation Stars are member groups that have participated in four or more AMGA Foundation initiatives: they have applied for the Acclaim Award, participated in one or more Best Practices Learning Collaboratives, taken part in AMGA national campaigns, Measure Up/Pressure Down® or Together 2 Goal®, and donated to the Foundation.

Congratulations to the 2017 Foundation Star awardees:

Advocate Medical Group

Riverside Medical Group

Carle Physician Group

Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group

Cleveland Clinic

Summit Medical Group, P.A.

Crystal Run Healthcare

Sutter Medical Foundation

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic

The Iowa Clinic


UPMC Susquehanna Health Medical Group

Mercy Medical Group (CA)

USMD Health System

Ochsner Health System

Wake Forest Baptist Health (formerly Cornerstone Health Care)

Park Nicollet HealthPartners Care Group

WESTMED Medical Group

Premier Medical Associates, P.C.

Wilmington Health

Prevea Health