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About IHI Collaboratives

IHI’s most intensive front-line improvement work happens in Collaboratives, nine-month programs designed for organizations committed to achieving sustainable change within a specific topic area. 


Disclaimer: Consistent with the IHI’s policy, faculty for this program are expected to disclose at the beginning of their presentation(s) any economic or other personal interests that create, or may be perceived as creating, a conflict related to the material discussed. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a speaker with a significant financial or other relationship from making a presentation, but rather to provide listeners with information on which they can make their own judgments.
Unless otherwise noted below, each presenter provided full disclosure information, does not intend to discuss an unapproved/investigative use of a commercial product/device, and has no significant financial relationship(s) to disclose.  If unapproved uses of products are discussed, presenters are expected to disclose this to participants.

WBradley.jpgWendy D. Bradley, LPC, CCSAC, is responsible for the development and oversight of Behavioral Health Integration and Community Engagement at Ampersand Health in Nashville, Tennessee. Before moving to Nashville in 2013, she worked at Southcentral Foundation (SCF) in Anchorage for nine years, where she oversaw the implementation and expansion of behavioral health integration into the primary care system. SCF received the SAMSHA Science and Service Award in 2009 and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2011 for their innovative, relationship-based approach to health care. Ms. Bradley provides training, consultation, and results-driven solutions for organizations around the US. In addition, she supports individuals and teams in personal and professional improvement. She received two undergraduate degrees at the University of Hawaii and a masters degree from Webster University in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy.
Connie davis 2.jpgConnie Davis, MN, ARNP, RN, provides quality improvement, system design and self-management expertise to health care systems and professionals and is a nurse practitioner specializing in care of the elderly. She is the co-director of the non-profit Centre for Collaboration, Motivation and Innovation.  CCMI provides expertise in a stepped-care approach to self-management support, including training health care professionals, reaching out to the public and designing patient-centered care systems. From 2007-2012, she served as the quality improvement lead for “Patients as Partners” in British Columbia.  Connie was the clinical director for the team at the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Group Health Cooperative that developed the Chronic Care Model.  She has participated in many collaborative improvement programs at the national, state and system level with the goal of improving chronic care.  She is the author or co-author of publications on health promotion, chronic illness care, quality improvement, and self-management support.  She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and has a special interest in helping patients and professionals form better partnerships to improve health and health care.
cindy hupke.jpgCindy Hupke, BSN, MBA, Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), is also a content lead for IHI’s Triple Aim for Populations. Over the last 15 years, her work has focused on leading large, strategic population health initiatives to improve population outcomes at scale, with a particular emphasis on reducing disparities and inequities. These initiatives included the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration’s Health Disparities Collaboratives and the Indian Health Service’s Improving Patient Care Collaboratives, reaching more than 800 health centers and clinics across the US. Ms. Hupke developed and leads the IHI seminar on Transforming the Primary Care Practice and she is an active participant in ongoing development of leadership and spread content within IHI.
MLaderman.jpgMara Laderman, MSPH, is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). She leads IHI’s work in behavioral health, developing content and programming to improve behavioral health care in the U.S. and globally. In addition, as a member of IHI’s innovation team, she researches, tests, and disseminates innovative content to advance IHI’s work within the Triple Aim for Populations focus area. Prior to IHI she managed a nationally representative psychiatric epidemiologic study investigating the effect of social and environmental factors on the behavioral health outcomes of vulnerable populations. Ms. Laderman received a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Smith College.
Langley_Jerry crop.jpgGerald J. Langley, MS,  is a statistician, author, and consultant Associates in Process Improvement (API).  His main focus in both his consulting work and his research is helping organizations make improvements more rapidly and effectively. He has published articles on sampling and survey design, modeling, and fundamental improvement methods. He is a coauthor of The Improvement Guide. Much of his work in the last 10 years has been focused on reducing health disparities in underserved populations. He has also contributed his time to the improvement efforts of several educational organizations, both at the state level and with individual schools. As a Senior Fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Langley has served on the faculty of numerous improvement initiatives. He has also supported a number of large scale improvement initiatives; the Health Disparities Collaborative sponsored by HRSA and Improving Patient Care for the Indian Health Service. He is currently designing and guiding the implementation of several pilot collaborative projects directed at improving care and outcomes for mental health services in California.

Dr. Miller cropBenjamin F. Miller, PsyD
, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, is also the Director of the Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center. Dr. Miller is a principal investigator on several federal grants, foundation grants, and state contracts related to comprehensive primary care and mental health, behavioral health, and substance use integration. He leads the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Academy for Integrating Behavioral and Primary Care project as well as the highly touted Sustaining Healthcare Across Integrated Primary Care Efforts (SHAPE) project. He is the co-creator of the National Research Network’s Collaborative Care Research Network, and has written and published on enhancing the evidentiary support for integrated care models, increasing the training and education of mental health providers in primary care, and the need to address specific healthcare policy and payment barriers for successful integration. He is the section editor for Health and Policy for Families, Systems and Health and reviews for several academic journals. Dr. Miller is a technical expert panelist on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Innovations Exchange and on the International Advisory Board of the British Journal of General Practice Dr. Miller is the past President of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, a national not-for-profit organization pushing for patient-centered integrated healthcare, and a faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
K Reims crop.jpgKathleen Reims, MD, is a Board-Certified Family Medicine physician who is a Principal of CSI Solutions, LLC and its Chief Medical Officer. She currently co-directs the Centre for Collaboration, Motivation and Innovation (CCMI), a non-profit organization dedicated to building skills and confidence for better health and health care. She has served as an Improvement Advisor and Faculty for numerous health systems improvement projects and has a strong interest in patient engagement so as to respectfully include patients’ values and preferences in their care. Dr. Reims continues to be actively involved with Denver Health and Hospital’s Lowry Clinic as a volunteer preceptor serving a diverse population from around the world and holds an appointment of Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She was a National Health Service Corps Scholar, has over 25 years of clinical experience with under-served populations and has served as Medical Director for two Federally Qualified Health Centers. Dr. Reims received her MD degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed her Family Medicine residency at Roanoke Memorial Hospitals.
edward wagner.gifEdward H. Wagner, MD, MPH, MACP, Emeritus Director of the MacColl Center for Healthcare Innovation and Senior Investigator at the Group Health Research Institute, is a general internist and epidemiologist. His research and quality improvement work focuses on improving the care of seniors and patients with chronic illness. Since 1998, he has directed Improving Chronic Illness Care, a national program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Wagner and his MacColl colleagues developed the Chronic Care Model, which has now been used in quality improvement programs worldwide. He also is Principal Investigator for the Cancer Research Network, a National Cancer Institute–funded cancer research consortium of 12 HMO-based research programs. The author of two books and more than 250 publications, Dr. Wagner serves on the editorial boards of Health Services Research, the British Medical Journal, the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology,and the Journal of Cancer Survivorship. He is also a member of the Institute of Medicine.
Note: Additional faculty will be added. ​​​​​