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

Think Like an "Upstreamist"
“There are three friends who come to a river . . . ." So begins a parable from Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH. Health care, Manchanda says, has rescuers and raft builders to save people from drowning, but it doesn’t have nearly enough people looking for the root causes to the problems that plague patients every day.

Study Reports Gaps in Depression Diagnosis and Treatment
A JAMA article on a nationwide survey undertaken by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports that most US adults who screen positive for depression did not receive treatment for depression, while most who were treated did not screen positive. The authors conclude that it is important to strengthen efforts to align depression care with each patient’s clinical needs.

IHI’s Triple Aim Video Playlist
These short videos on IHI’s YouTube channel are a great way to easily explain Triple Aim concepts to new audiences, and to help inspire and deepen your team’s understanding of how the Triple Aim is being applied in organizations and communities around the world. Topics include reducing global health disparities; what is an “upstreamist” in health care; advice for health systems that want to reach out to the community... and more!

Is Equity the Forgotten Aim?
In this blog CEO Derek Feeley explains IHI’s commitment to achieving health equity and how IHI came to publish the recent white paper, Achieving Health Equity: A Guide for Health Care Organizations. The paper offers a conceptual framework that can guide health care organizations in charting their own journey to improved health equity. It is a call to expand our collective understanding of how health care can improve health equity. Listen in to the September WIHI on this topic to learn more.

Reducing Disparities in Maternal and Child Health
These blog posts highlight examples of organizations and communities using a population approach to improve outcomes for mothers and their children, with a focus on reducing disparities in outcomes and reducing preterm birth for pregnant women receiving Medicaid.​


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