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About this Webcast

Interest in well-being as an outcome measure for health care and communities is growing. Well-being is prominently featured in the current Healthy People 2030 Framework. It is also central to the recent Well-Being in the Nation measurement framework report for the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. However, there is lack of clarity about what well-being is and few practical tools to measure it.

In this 1-hour Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Webcast, an expert panel will share a concise well-being assessment instrument that was developed for the 100 Million Healthier Lives (100MLives) initiative.

Speakers will:

  • Describe the Framework and the methods used to develop, test, and validate the instrument, as well as, their experience using it to date
  • Share the Measure What Matters platform for implementing, reporting, and sharing the well-being assessment
  • Provide case studies from 100MLives communities currently using the instrument
  • Explore a recently published study on the socio-demographic determinants of well-being

What you'll learn

By the end of this Webcast you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the value of measuring well-being for both patient care and population health applications
  • Apply a framework and practical instrument for measuring well-being
  • Access a web-based platform for implementing, reporting, and sharing results ​


Carley Riley Carley Riley, MD, MPP, MHS, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and an Attending Physician in the Division of Critical Care at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. She is a clinician-investigator with the mission of cultivating populations of thriving individuals and communities across all demographics from childhood through adulthood by building positive health assets through research, policy, and activism. Her research focuses on generating actionable knowledge to inform efforts to achieve this mission. Dr. Riley is actively involved in multiple international and national endeavors, including 100MLives and the Yale-Gallup Well-being Research Team, among others. She completed General Pediatric Residency and Chief Residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Riley was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at Yale University from 2013-2015 and is currently a Fellow with The Institute for Integrative Health.

Brita Roy Brita Roy, MD, MPH, MHS, is an Assistant Professor in the Section of General Internal Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and the Director of Population Health for Yale Medicine. Her scholarly work focuses on assessing the relative contribution of positive psychosocial factors to population health outcomes and health equity, as well as the interaction of these factors with the environment. Dr. Roy is also interested in the effective implementation of multi-disciplinary community-healthcare collaborations to support population health and well-being. She is a metrics consultant for the 100MLives initiative. Finally, Dr. Roy enjoys caring for patients and teaching medical students and residents as an academic hospitalist. Dr. Roy received a Bachelor’s in Engineering from Vanderbilt University, followed by a Masters in Engineering from Wayne State University. She then completed a combined MD/MPH at the University of Michigan before completing residency and Chief Residency in internal medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Roy was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at Yale University from 2013-2015.

Matt Stiefel Matt Stiefel, MS, MPA, directs the Center for Population Health in Kaiser Permanente’s Care Management Institute (CMI). He is a fellow and faculty member with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, currently leading measurement for 100MLives. Mr. Stiefel has served in various roles in Kaiser Permanente (KP) since 1981, directing medical economics and planning in the Northwest Region and Program Office. He joined CMI in 1998 and became the associate director in 2000. Prior to KP, he served on the Carter Administration Domestic Policy Staff and DHEW. He completed an MS in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2013, holds an MPA from the Wharton School, and a BA from Stanford University.


Madge Kaplan Madge Kaplan, IHI’s Director of Communications, is responsible for developing new and innovative means for IHI to communicate the stories, leading examples of change, and policy implications emerging from the world of quality improvement ― both in the US and internationally. Prior to joining IHI in July 2004, Ms. Kaplan spent 20 years as a broadcast journalist for public radio – most recently working as a health correspondent for National Public Radio. Ms. Kaplan was the creator and Senior Editor of Marketplace Radio's Health Desk at WGBH in Boston, and was a 1989/99 Kaiser Media Fellow in Health. She has produced numerous documentaries, and her reporting has been recognized by American Women in Radio and Television, Pew Charitable Trusts, American Academy of Nursing and Massachusetts Broadcasters Association.