2022 WCHQ News Releases

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Disparities Worsen as Pandemic Halted Medical Clinic Visits

August 4, 2022

A series of reports released today by the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality and Healthy Metric provide an initial look at the impact the pandemic has had on health care disparities. The reports cover three chronic conditions, diabetes, colorectal cancer screening and high blood pressure from the onset of the pandemic through 2020. 

Fort HealthCare Receives WCHQ Top Quality Award

June 22, 2022

The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) presented Fort HealthCare with its top award for excellence in quality improvement leadership at a celebration held June 22, 2022. Gabrielle Rude, PhD, WCHQ President and CEO, presented the award at the WCHQ Quality and Value Improvement Event and Diabetes Summit. Accepting on behalf of Fort HealthCare was President and CEO Michael Wallace.

Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality Launches Initiative to Improve Care for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

February 15, 2022

The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) today announced a new initiative that will identify patients who are at a higher risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) sooner and start treatment before they progress to a more severe disease state. The project is supported by Bayer.