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

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%

Through Together 2 Goal®:

  • Participants took more than 240,000 actions that reached more than 2 million Americans on the 2017 National Day of Action.
  • More than 750,000 patient lives have been improved.

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 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)