Date: July 28, 2016
- Marianne McPherson, PhD, MSPH, Director, 100 Million Healthier Lives Implementation
- Soma Stout, MD, MS, Executive Lead, 100 Million Healthier Lives
- Laura Brennan, MSW, Co-Chair, 100 Million Healthier Lives Leadership Team
- Drew Martin, MS, Leadership Team, 100 Million Healthier Lives
- Shanika L. Blanton, Ph.D., Director of Curriculum Development and Assessment, Ra-messut Academy of Higher Learning, Chicago Chapter
The goal, when you first hear it, is daunting: We will help 100 million people live healthier lives by 2020. One hundred million. Not 1 million. Not 10 million. Not even 50 million. But 100 million. In a way, it sounds abstract, something someone hangs on a wall and then looks at for inspiration every once in a while.
But the goal (and the work to get there) is very concrete.
For nearly two years, the
100 Million Healthier Lives initiative
— the “unprecedented collaboration of change agents across sectors” convened by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement — has been changing the world in meaningful ways. Hundreds of communities around the world are working with kids, veterans, and elders on move-the-needle priorities like nutrition, mental health, and equity — the price of admission to 100 Million Healthier Lives.
We explored the first two years of the project and looked forward to its future on the July 28 WIHI, 100 Million Healthier LIves: From Vision to Reality.