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About IHI Collaboratives

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


Optimize Primary Care Teams to Meet Patients' Medical AND Behavioral Needs is patterned on IHI’s Breakthrough Series Collaborative Model. Using an “all teach, all learn” philosophy, collaboratives include pre-work, team coaching, face-to-face meetings, and web-based meetings where teams learn from our expert faculty and each other. The schedule of activities is below. Some of these activities will focus on topics relevant to all teams and others will focus on special topics.

2015-2016 Schedule of Activities


February 19, 2015: Kick Off Virtual Meeting

February–April 2015: Getting Started, Pre-Work, and Building Infrastructure Calls

May 2015: Learning Session 1

June–July 2015: Action Period Activities

August 2015: Learning Session 2

September–October 2015: Action Period Activities

November 2015: Learning Session 3

December 2015: Forum Meeting

January 2016: Harvest Meeting


Listen to a recording of the November 14 Informational Call about this Collaborative. Download the slides​ or review the follow-on Q&A document from the call.