100 Million People Living Healthier Lives Worldwide by the End of 2020

The 100 Million Healthier Lives (100MLives) initiative was convened by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and funded in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. From its start in late 2014 to its completion at the end of 2020, 100MLives grew into a global movement with a bold purpose:

  • Mission: 100 million people living healthier lives worldwide by the end of 2020
  • Vision: Fundamentally transform the way the world thinks and acts to improve health, well-being, and equity

When IHI connected partners to launch 100MLives, we recognized that the time was right to create dramatic improvements in community health, well-being, and equity. We knew we had the people, the tools, and the heart necessary to turn the rising tide of chronic conditions; support people across the lifespan; and overcome social isolation and diseases of despair.

We believed we could disrupt long-standing structural inequities in health and well-being outcomes by innovating a fundamentally different approach — uniting people, organizations, and networks across sectors to confront the physical, social, and behavioral contributors to health and well-being.

By choosing an audacious goal — 100 million people living healthier lives worldwide by 2020— that no one organization could achieve alone, together hundreds of partners committed to unprecedented collaboration, a humble spirit of learning, innovation and improvement, and systemic change to contribute to a Culture of Health.

Together, we created sustainable, scalable solutions to the most intractable obstacles to improved health, well-being, and equity.

As we mark the completion of the 100MLives initiative, IHI will carry forward the valuable lessons learned and relationships built to meet the commitment of achieving safer, more effective, and more equitable health care and improved and equitable health and well-being outcomes for people and communities.

100 Million Healthier Lives: Case Studies from Around the Globe

100MLives_Case-Studies-from-Around-the-Globe_COVER.jpgThese case studies feature 10 organizations that implemented the Community of Solutions framework to shift their cultures, identify root causes of inequity, find new allies, and make progress toward improving health, well-being, and equity in their communities.




Using the Community of Solutions Framework to Create a Culture of Health and Well-Being

100MLives_CommunityCommons_300px.jpgListen to an audio recording in which Shannon Welch and Tricia Zahn from 100MLives share their experiences using the Community of Solutions Framework to create a culture of health and well-being; build capacity for measuring progress; spread and scale proof points; and connect technology and other supports to navigate to the things that work and adapt as needed.

100 Million Healthier Lives Change Library

100MLives_ChangeLibrary_300px.jpgThe 100 Million Healthier Lives Change Library includes changes that did (and did not) work to improve health, well-being, and equity; tools; transformation stories; and replicable “bright spots” shared by 100MLives members across the world.