Population Health at IHI National Forum

December 10-13, 2017
Orlando, FL

Population Health is a featured topic at the 2017 National Forum, with topic-related sessions offered in a special track.

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 Complex Interventions to Improve Population Health
A new publication from AcademyHealth, co-authored by IHI Senior Scientist Gareth Parry, provides a framework for selecting appropriate research designs to evaluate public health and other social service interventions. The guide describes a range of approaches, with examples, that can be used to enhance the rigor of evaluations, thereby improving the quality of evidence upon which decisions are made, and ultimately improving the public’s health.

Resources for Public Health Quality Improvement
A repository of tools and resources for public health leaders and practitioners to use in applying quality improvement to programs and processes is available on IHI’s website. The resources include national frameworks and initiatives supporting public health QI, performance management and QI resources, and community data resources. The 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative is another resource for those seeking to join a vibrant network of individuals, organizations, and community-based coalitions working to improve health, wellbeing, and equity.
Managing a Population Health Coalition
This Health Affairs Blog post shares insights from ten community-based collaboratives about building and guiding efforts to improve the health of a population, including the importance of embracing different stakeholder perspectives. Two community-based partnerships from the 100 Million Healthier Lives/SCALE initiative shared their experiences on the June 29 WIHI: How to Fail Forward (Quickly) on the Road to Population Health.

The Benefits of Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration
In this video, IHI faculty Wendy Bradley describes some benefits of primary care behavioral health integration, including drops in emergency department and specialty care visits, and improved provider job satisfaction. The IHI Virtual Expedition on Behavioral Health Integration: Beyond the Basics introduces a framework for integrating behavioral health and primary care and provides guidance on optimizing the primary care team, building needed infrastructure, and developing a measurement plan.

What Will It Take to Make Our Care Systems More “Age-Friendly”?
In this blog post, IHI Director Leslie Pelton tells a personal story about why developing age-friendly health systems is important to patients and their families. IHI and The John A. Hartford Foundation are partnering on a new initiative that aims to spread age-friendly care to more than 1,000 systems across the US by 2020 — with the goal of ensuring satisfaction with care, decreasing common healthcare-related harms, and reducing unnecessary hospital care for older adults.    


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