Triple Aim for Populations

Our goal: Drive the Triple Aim, simultaneously improving the health of the population, enhancing the experience and outcomes of the patient, and reducing per capita cost of care for the benefit of communities. More >>
The Triple Aim framework serves as the foundation for organizations and communities to successfully navigate the transition from a focus on health care to optimizing health for individuals and populations.

In the Spotlight

Age-Friendly Health Systems Initiative
The John A. Hartford Foundation recently launched the Age-Friendly Health Systems Initiative, engaging IHI and the American Hospital Association to develop and test a health systems-wide prototype model of care for older adults and measure its impact. The goal is to "spread the evidence-based Age-Friendly Health System model to 20 percent of hospitals and health systems in the United States by 2020.”

Building Sustainable Community Health Worker Programs
While community health worker (CHW) programs have been shown to be effective in enhancing clinical care, they have often proved difficult to sustain. A recent report, Closing the Gap: Applying Global Lessons Toward Sustainable Community Health Models in the US, highlights key principles for developing effective CHW programs, including questions to consider in developing the business case for such a program.

Building a Culture of Health
This Health Affairs article describes The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health initiative, including its four Action Areas: making health a shared value; fostering cross-sector collaboration to improve well-being; creating healthier, more equitable communities; and strengthening integration of health services and systems. The 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative aligns with, and supports, the Culture of Health. IHI’s annual Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and Community brings together those who are actively working in their communities to improve and transform health and health care.

Cost Savings from Oregon’s Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Program
A new report commissioned by the Oregon Health Authority notes $240 million in savings from Oregon’s Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) model. This is the first study in the US that looks comprehensively at the impact of PCPCH program and demonstrates that a coordinated primary care model can reduce overall health care costs. An IHI program on Advancing Integrated Team-Based Primary Care is being held on March 20-21 in San Francisco. 

Addressing Race in the Office Practice Setting
In this IHI Blog, Abigail Ortiz describes how her practice began asking patients about their experience with racism in health care, to better understand its impact on practitioners’ ability to provide health care to their community. Health equity is one key element that will be addressed in the IHI seminar, Leading Population Health Transformation, in February.

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