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About this IHI Virtual Expedition

While health care organizations are committed to improving the health, wellbeing, and equity of their communities, many struggle to identify effective strategies and methods to meet their goals.

Get a team together for this IHI Virtual Expedition starting April 10, 2019 to:

  • Assess the status of your health care organization on the journey to
    population health
  • Identify key opportunities to improve health, well-being, and equity in partnership with patients and community-based organizations
  • Develop an action plan for your organization’s journey toward population health management and equity

What you'll learn

At the end of the Expedition each participant will be able to:

  • Use the Pathways to Population Health Framework, tools, and resources
  • Use the Compass Assessment Tool to guide your organization's strengths and opportunities around Population Health Management 
  • Identify best practices for complex care, panel management, and community health worker integration - all with an equity lens
  • Knowledgably identify pathways toward equity within your organization which enhance its overall strategic direction

This Virtual Expedition has been approved for 6 continuing education credits for physicians and nurses.


Session 1: Put "Care" Back into Health Care
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM ET

Session 2: Pathways to Population Health Management
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM ET

Session 3: Leveraging Integrated Practice Unit (IPU) Principles in Primary Care
Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM ET

Session 4: Best Practices in Community Health Worker Integration
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM ET

Session 5: Advanced Preventative Care (A Population Health Management Intervention for Higher-Risk Patients)
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM ET

Session 6: Over the Rainbow: Lessons from Kansas

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM ET

Learn more about course Materials and Technology.​​


Afiesha McMahon, MHA Afiesha McMahon, MHA, is a Project Director at IHI. She currently co-leads IHI’s Health Portfolio, which encompasses content, operations, and programming in an effort to achieve 100 Million healthier lives by 2020. Her portfolio of programs has included community-based improvement initiatives focused poverty reduction and early childhood education as well as primary care transformation. Her experience includes project design and management, set-up and execution of collaborative initiatives, and organizational development. She is a graduate of Suffolk University, Sawyer Business School with a master’s degree in Health Administration.

Kirsten Meisinger Kirsten Meisinger, MD is Medical Staff President for the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). She continues with an active Family Medicine panel and leads two CHA Somerville Family Medicine Practices. Dr. Meisinger has faculty appointments at Tufts University, Harvard Medical School, MGH Institute of Health Professions and IHI. Dr. Meisinger has done extensive consulting internationally on Patient Centered Medical Home transformation and healthcare systems transformation. She was National Faculty Co-Chair for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiative “Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative” (TCPi), co-chair of the Health Equity Collaborative and a member of the Expert Panel for the Health Care Homes initiative in Australia. Dr. Meisinger earned a BA from Brown University, her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University, residency at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center in Lawrence, MA, and a Master of Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth.