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

Assessing and Addressing Social Needs in Primary Care
This NEJM Catalyst case describes how primary care practices can address social determinants of health by investing in clinic infrastructure, workforce development, and collaborative community partnerships; using multidisciplinary teams; engaging patients in shared decision making; and using data to inform population health strategies and investments. Learn more about strategies to address population health needs at the IHI National Forum.

Preventing Black Maternal Deaths
An article in The Nation's Health explores how some health care workers are seeking to improve maternal care for American black women by understanding their care experience and key underlying causes of mortality, including racism. Learn more about IHI's initiative, Better Maternal Outcomes Rapid Improvement Network.

Pursuing the Triple Aim Takes More Than High-Quality Care
An IHI Blog post describes how East London NHS Foundation Trust used the Triple Aim framework to integrate their work on population health, improving patient experience and care quality, and increasing value and reducing costs to make population and system-level improvements for 1.7 million people. Learn more at session SH01 at the IHI National Forum in December.

Identifying Racial Inequities in Access to Specialized Inpatient Heart Failure Care
A study published in Circulation: Heart Failure examined the relationship between race and admission service, and its effect on 30-day readmission and mortality, finding that black and Latinx patients were less likely to be admitted to cardiology for heart failure care.

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