Community Overview

​​​​The IHI Open School community is an innovative, global network of close to 800,000 learners committed to improving health and health care. As part of the community, we invite you to work across professions and traditional health care boundaries to improve how health professionals work, interact, and deliver care.​​

The Open School offers the following ways to get involved, stay connected, spread your learning, and build a community of change agents at home:

Recover Hope Campaign

For the first time, our large-scale network is mobilizing around one topic to leverage our power for impact. The Recover Hope Campaign, led by students, residents, and professionals, launched at the 2018 National Forum with the aim of improving the lives of 50,000 individuals affected by substance use disorders. Across the Open School network, change agents are leading projects across our key action areas: awareness, prevention, and treatment.

One of our goals is to reduce the stigma associated with substance use disorders so we can increase acceptance and thus improve care and save lives. Commit to using recovery-focused language and then learn how you can get involved

Chapter Network

The Chapter Network is an integral piece of the IHI Open School community. Boasting close to 950 Chapters in more than 90 countries at university campuses and health care organizations around the world, this network creates a forum for like-minded individuals to interact and help each other gain skills to improve care. Explore the Chapter Map to see if there’s a Chapter near you!

Find or Start a Chapter - Starting a Chapter is Easy! And so is joining one. Learn more here.
Chapter Leader Tools - Learn more about the "go-to" tools available to meet your Chapter needs. 
Chapter Resource Library​ - Searching for a specific form or template? Click here ​to quickly connect to what you're looking for. 


Change Agent of the Year

Each year, one exemplary student or trainee receives an award based on demonstrated knowledge and application of improvement science, community organizing, and leadership within an IHI Open School Chapter. Learn more and celebrate the 2018 winner here!

Faculty Network

The Faculty Network is a place to connect online with faculty members who are using the Open School courses in their curricula and advising and running Open School Chapters at their local universities or organizations. ​


Looking for updates and ideas from the Open School, our learners, and Chapters around the world? You’re sure to learn something new every time you visit the Open School Blog, which is also where you can publish your own accomplishments in quality improvement and patient safety.