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By Hannah Lee Flath | Friday, May 17, 2019
The system of racial stereotyping and stigma, both in healthcare and the media, leads to inequities in the care for patients affected by substance use disorders and chronic pain. Hannah Flath, program coordinator at IHI, describes her own experience with chronic pain as one of privilege and person-centered care. She uses her story to emphasize the importance of reducing stigma and improving equitable care by changing the narrative surrounding sub

 

Tag(s): Open School, Substance Use Disorder, Quality Improvement
By Stijn De Jonge | Friday, Mar 22, 2019
A team at Amsterdam University Medical Center reached out to peers, advisors, department heads, and even the board of directors to design a new IHI Open School Chapter. Read about the strategies they applied to build support, the resources they used, and the advice that most inspired them.

 

Tag(s): Open School, Chapter Network, Leadership, Teamwork
By Becka DeSmidt | Friday, Mar 01, 2019
When IHI’s Becka DeSmidt first learned that a valued member of the Coaching Fellows program – which offers personal support to learners launching projects – would not rejoin, she was disappointed. Then she read about the Fellow’s conflicting commitment: leading two successful projects to improve access to nutritious food and health care.

 

Tag(s): Open School, Leadership, Teamwork
By Emily Maegerlein | Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
A team at Purdue University is collaborating with community members to gather data, offer education, and ask community members what resources they need to address substance use disorders. Learn how they launched this project with guidance from IHI’s online course, “Leadership and Organizing for Change.”

 

Tag(s): Open School, Chapter Network, Leadership, Substance Use Disorder
By Juhi Gor | Friday, Feb 15, 2019
By prioritizing interprofessional events, student leaders are expanding their team’s ability to do quality improvement work. Take inspiration from one IHI Open School Chapter’s work to foster an interprofessional community to develop QI skills and challenge the status quo.

 

Tag(s): Open School, Chapter Network, Health Professions Education, Teamwork
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