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 and innovation

The Acclaim Award, supported by AMGA Foundation, rewards 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.

The recipient of the 2018 Acclaim Award is CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic, based in Tyler, TX. Two additional organizations, Michigan Medicine and Wellmont Medical Associates, were announced as Acclaim Award honorees.

CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic achieved outstanding results as part of the three year Patient Experience Project:

  • Overall Doctor Rating improved from baseline of 58th to the most recent result of 89th percentile.
  • Access to Care improved from baseline of 29th to the most recent result of 81st percentile.
  • Results were consistent at the 93rd percentile for the Care Coordination Domain.
  • Physician Communication Quality improved from baseline of 49th to the most recent result of 87th percentile.
  • Office Staff Quality improved from baseline of 56th to the most recent result of 90th percentile.

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 nearly 150 organizations around 13 care topics, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, multiple chronic conditions, hypertension, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, adult immunizations, and heart failure, among others.
  • Distributed $1.6 million in grants to enable groups to participate

National Campaigns

Measure Up/ Pressure Down®:

In 2012, we launched a long-term effort to improve care and patient outcomes for pressing chronic conditions. Out of this effort was born our first national campaign—Measure Up/Pressure Down®— which galvanized AMGA members across the country and improved high blood pressure detection and control. By the end of this three-year initiative in 2015, nearly 150 participating organizations had collectively improved the lives of over half a million Americans with high blood pressure.

Together 2 Goal®:

AMGA Foundation’s second National Campaign, Together 2 Goal®, launched in 2016. This campaign seeks to improve care for 1 million people living with Type 2 diabetes. So far campaign participants have improved care for more than 750,000 Americans with Type 2 diabetes, but there’s still more work to be done.

To build on this strong progress toward the 1 million goal, AMGA Foundation has extended the campaign beyond 2019 into 2021.

Watch the video below to hear what leading medical groups and health systems have to say about the extension.

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 2018 Foundation Star awardees:

  • Advocate Medical Group
  • Aurora Health Care Medical Group *
  • Ballad Health (formerly Wellmont Medical Associates) *
  • Billings Clinic *
  • Carle Physician Group
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Crystal Run Healthcare
  • Henry Ford Medical Group *
  • Intermountain Medical Group *
  • The Iowa Clinic, P.C.
  • Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
  • Mercy
  • Mercy Medical Group (CA)
  • Ochsner Health System
  • Olmsted Medical Center *
  • Park Nicollet HealthPartners Care Group
  • PinnacleHealth Medical Group *
  • Premier Medical Associates, P.C.
  • Prevea Health
  • Quincy Medical Group *
  • Riverside Medical Group
  • Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, Inc.
  • Summit Medical Group, P.A.
  • Sutter Medical Foundation
  • UnityPoint Clinic *
  • UPMC Susquehanna Health Medical Group
  • USMD Health System
  • Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • WESTMED Medical Group, P.C.
  • Wilmington Health

(*New 2018 Foundation Star)