Supporters

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement extends our deepest gratitude to the distinguished group of individuals, foundations, and companies whose generous support has helped make several programs a reality. External funding in the form of grants, sponsorships, or gifts helps support IHI's mission (learn more about IHI's mission and finances). See our Principles for Engaging with Commercial Organizations for more detailed information, or send an email to info@ihi.org

IHI Open School for Health Professions

Developing Countries

100,000 Lives Campaign

5 Million Lives Campaign

Innovation and Design

Fellowship Programs 

WIHI: A Free Audio Program 

 

IHI Open School for Health Professions

IHI Open School for Health Professions aims to close the gap between what health care is and what it should be by advancing quality improvement and patient safety competencies in the next generation of health professionals. Drawing on faculty who are recognized nationally and globally as leaders of health care quality and safety, the IHI Open School provides a unique integrated educational community for students across multiple disciplines: medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, health care administration, and other allied health professions. It is “the other school,” in which you can enroll on a voluntary basis while attending the physical professional school of your choice.

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Kaiser Permanente, America's leading integrated health plan, serves 8.7 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Today it encompasses Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries, and the Permanente Medical Groups.
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The Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation

The Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation is a leading supporter of efforts to improve the education of health care professionals, funding initiatives that emphasize diversity and teamwork in medicine and attempting to increase care for underserved populations.

Rx Foundation
The Rx Foundation funds innovative projects to improve the quality of health care in the United States. While primary emphasis is given to medical and hospital staff procedures and practices affecting all levels and forms of inpatient and outpatient care, the Foundation also funds efforts to ensure greater access to medical services.​
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The MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, helps improve public policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media.​

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to improve the health and health care of all Americans. Our efforts focus on improving both the health of everyone in America and their health care—how it's delivered, how it's paid for, and how well it does for patients and their families.​

 The IHI Open School is also made possible by supporters like you.​ ​

 

Developing Countries

IHI has expanded its mission to help in the world’s most resource-poor countries, focusing on ambitious projects to spread treatment for HIV/AIDS in South Africa and significantly reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in Malawi. IHI seeks to build on encouraging results and requires additional funding to support these efforts.

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's belief that every life has euqal value is at the core of our work.  We follow 15 guiding principles that help define our approach to philanthropic work, and employ an oustanding leadership team to direct our strategies and grant making.

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The Health Foundation

The Health Foundation is an independent charitable foundation working to improve the quality of health care across the United Kingdom.​

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The Izumi Foundation

The Izumi Foundation gives assistance to the world’s poorest people by supporting programs that improve health in developing countries. The foundation embraces the values of compassion, concern for others, and altruism.​

The Brad Hayman Foundation
The Brad Hayman Foundation supports heart and pediatric AIDS research and interventions.​
  

5 Million Lives Campaign

An alarming number of Americans are estimated to be harmed in US hospitals every year in the course of their medical treatment. The 5 Million Lives Campaign established a bold aim for US health care: Protect patients from five million incidents of medical harm over the next two years (December 2006 to December 2008). This new campaign followed on the heels of the successful 100,000 Lives Campaign.

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America’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield Health Plans

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is made up of 39 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that collectively provide health care coverage for nearly 98 million Americans.

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Cardinal Health Foundation

The Cardinal Health Foundation focuses its efforts on large regional and national programs that help improve access to and delivery of quality health care services.​

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Aetna Foundation

The Aetna Foundation, the independent charitable and philanthropic arm of the Aetna Inc., helps build healthy communities by promoting volunteerism, forming partnerships, and funding initiatives that improve the quality of life where its employees and customers live and work.​

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Blue Shield of California Foundation

Blue Shield of California Foundation is committed to making health care effective, safe and accessible for all Californians, particularly underserved people, and to ending domestic violence.​

Rx Foundation
The Rx Foundation funds innovative projects to improve the quality of health care in the United States. While primary emphasis is given to medical and hospital staff procedures and practices affecting all levels and forms of inpatient and outpatient care, the Foundation also funds efforts to ensure greater access to medical services.​
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Baxter International, Inc.

For 75 years, Baxter International, Inc., has been applying innovative science to develop specialty therapeutics and medical products that save and sustain patients’ lives.​

Abbott Fund

The Abbott Fund's approach to philanthropy is to involve our leaders and employees, share our knowledge and expertise, donate our products, and provide financial support to address unmet needs in core funding areas.​

  

100,000 Lives Campaign

The 100,000 Lives Campaign was a national effort to reduce preventable deaths in US hospitals. The 3,100 hospitals that participated in this initiative with IHI achieved a remarkable goal. Through their work on the Campaign’s interventions, combined with other national and local improvement efforts, these facilities saved an estimated 122,000 lives in 18 months.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc. aims to help improve access to health care throughout the Commonwealth.

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Cardinal Health Foundation

The Cardinal Health Foundation focuses its efforts on large regional and national programs that help improve access to and delivery of quality health care services.​

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The Colorado Trust

The Colorado Trust is dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of the people of Colorado.​

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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation seeks to develop outcome-based projects that will improve the quality of life for future generations.​

Rx Foundation
The Rx Foundation funds innovative projects to improve the quality of health care in the United States. While primary emphasis is given to medical and hospital staff procedures and practices affecting all levels and forms of inpatient and outpatient care, the Foundation also funds efforts to ensure greater access to medical services.​
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Baxter International, Inc.

For 75 years, Baxter International, Inc., has been applying innovative science to develop specialty therapeutics and medical products that save and sustain patients’ lives.​

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Blue Shield of California Foundation

Blue Shield of California Foundation is committed to making health care effective, safe and accessible for all Californians, particularly underserved people, and to ending domestic violence.​

Lilo and Gerard Leeds
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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is devoted to improving health and health care, supporting training, education, research and projects that demonstrate effective ways to deliver health services, especially for the most vulnerable among us.​

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Innovation and Design 

IHI defines innovation as the process of generating new ideas and concept designs aimed at achieving “raise the bar” aims — dramatic improvements for patients beyond the best known in health care today. Identifying the best known performance — the bar — and then improving care to exceed this high standard, is the challenge.

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Rx Foundation
The Rx Foundation funds innovative projects to improve the quality of health care in the United States. While primary emphasis is given to medical and hospital staff procedures and practices affecting all levels and forms of inpatient and outpatient care, the Foundation also funds efforts to ensure greater access to medical services.

 

Fellowship Programs

As IHI and others introduce reform into America’s health care system, there is a need for trained leaders with the enthusiasm, knowledge, tools, and skills to accept, implement and accelerate innovation. With support from outside funders, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement offers a one-year, on-site, full-time fellowship program to address this urgent need. Fellowship Alumni have called the experience transformative.

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George W. Merck Family​
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The Health Foundation

The Health Foundation is an independent charitable foundation working to improve the quality of health care across the United Kingdom.​

 

WIHI: A Free Audio Program

It’s free, it’s timely, and it’s designed to help dedicated legions of health care improvers worldwide keep up with some of the freshest and most robust thinking and strategies for improving patient care. WIHI is a 60-minute live audio program offered every other week. Host Madge Kaplan, IHI Director of Communications, creates a shared space for lively and enriching discussions on cutting-edge topics.

  • Learn more about WIHI.