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

Evaluating Community-Based Improvement Programs
This Health Affairs article examines multiple county-level health improvement initiatives in the US across a five-year period and provides recommendations to guide future program implementation.

Pain in the Nation: A National Strategy to Reduce Drug, Alcohol, and Suicide Epidemics
The Pain in the Nation report, produced by the Trust for America’s Health and Well Being Trust, highlights more than 60 research-based policies, practices, and programs to reduce substance use, alcohol misuse, and suicide — and to promote better well-being for all Americans. You may also be interested in the IHI Virtual Expediton: Taking on the Opioid Crisis that begins in February.

Physician Burnout: The Root of the Problem and the Path to Solutions
From NEJM Catalyst, a collection of original articles addressing physician burnout, including some key lessons, insights, and actions. The IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work also presents strategies for reducing clinician burnout by understanding what matters most to staff, and working together to identify solutions to barriers.

The Triple Aim or the Quadruple Aim? Four Points to Help Set Your Strategy
Some individuals and organizations have suggested adding a fourth component to the IHI Triple Aim, what some call the “Quadruple Aim.” IHI CEO Derek Feeley shares his thoughts on how to elevate worthy priorities — including health equity and joy in work — without losing momentum on improving the health of populations, enhancing the experience of care, and reducing the per capita cost of health care.

Community-Level Collaboration to Reduce Costs, Improve Care, and Spread Best Practices
This Health Affairs Blog post reports on the focus of discussion at the National Affordability Summit: making care both affordable and accessible will take collaboration at the community level. The report includes four examples of promising efforts to reduce costs, improve care, and spread best practices. Read more about the Triple Aim strategy in 10 IHI Innovations to Improve Health and Health Care.

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