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.

Our 2015 Winners:

  • Cornerstone Health Care reduced unnecessary non-cardiac chest pain admissions by 13% and saved over $1.7 million by implementing heart function care models

  • New West Physicians reduced patient population’s tobacco use by 42% and have 97% patient satisfaction

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