Three US regions rank high on Commonwealth Fund scorecard

Case studies of three U.S. regions that ranked relatively high on the Commonwealth Fund’s Scorecard on Local Health System Performance, 2012, despite greater poverty compared with peers, revealed several common themes. In these communities, multistakeholder collaboration, mutually reinforcing efforts by health care providers and health plans to improve the quality and efficiency of care, a shared commitment to improve accessibility of care for underserved populations, and state policy and national and local funding programs all played a role in expanding access to care and providing resources for innovation.