Alliance of Community Health Plans Names Raena C. Grant to lead Learning and Innovation Activities

WASHINGTON, D.C.The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) announced today the naming of Raena Grant as its new Director of Learning and Innovation.  In her new role, Grant will be working with ACHP member health plan leaders, including ACHP’s Medical Directors Council, in advancing ACHP’s learning and innovation agenda to improve health care in theUnited States.  She will report directly toPatricia Smith, ACHP’s president and CEO.

“Raena’s extensive experience as Quality Improvement Outcomes Manager at Priority Health and QM Project Coordinator at Health Alliance Plan gives her the capacity to lead ACHP’s innovative approaches to clinical quality improvement and marketplace analysis. Her real-world experience will help us shape and improve our programs, and will provide her with valuable insight into our agenda,” said Smith.  “She will make important contributions to support our mission in making health care better.” 

ACHP believes that all Medicare Advantage health plans should collect and publicly report quality data, regardless of plan design, to encourage improvements in health care.  ACHP also supports creating incentives for plans and providers in Medicare to deliver high-quality care and demonstrate improvement.

“The kinds of clinical excellence achieved by ACHP member plans is achieved by hard work and backed up with thorough data about performance,” said Grant. “I look forward to maintaining what has been achieved so far, and in working with the membership to develop new useful approaches to even greater improvement.”


About Raena C. Grant 

Grant comes to ACHP from Priority Health, inGrand Rapids,Michigan, where she was Quality Improvement Outcomes Manager.  At Priority, she managed a multidisciplinary staff of clinicians and health promotions professionals to ensure clinical excellence and compliance with the full range of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) standards.

Previously, Grant was the QM Project Coordinator at Health Alliance Plan (HAP), inDetroit, where she was responsible for planning and implementing disease management and quality improvement activities.

Prior to joining HAP, Grant was a health care consultant for Detroit-based CapGemini Ernst & Young, with responsibility for process improvement projects with health care companies, including a large regional health insurance company and a private charitable foundation.

Grant has a Master of Health Service Administration and a Bachelor of Science, both from theUniversityofMichigan, and has won several academic awards.  She is actively involved in a number of community and social service organizations.


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Raena Grant can be reached by email at or by phone at 202.785.2247.

About ACHP 

ACHP is a leadership organization that brings together innovative health plans and provider organizations that are among America’s best at delivering affordable, high-quality coverage and care to their communities. Drawing on years of experience, members collaborate, share strategies and work toward solutions to some of health care’s biggest challenges. Their work is the foundation for ACHP’s advocacy on behalf of better health care nationally.  More information is available at