Our goal: Drive the Triple Aim, simultaneously improving the health of the population, enhancing the experience and outcomes of the patient, and reducing per capita cost of care for the benefit of communities. More >>
The Triple Aim framework serves as the foundation for organizations and communities to successfully navigate the transition from a focus on health care to optimizing health for individuals and populations.
In the Spotlight
Asset-Based Approaches in Health Care
Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is a method for promoting and strengthening the factors that exist in communities to support good health and wellbeing, protect against poor health, and foster communities and networks that sustain health. This Health Foundation report clearly describes ABCD, the evidence to support its use, and case studies describing its application. ABCD is widely used by organizations, coalitions, and communities that are working to improve the health of their communities. Learn more and become part of this effort by joining the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative.
How Is “Population Health” Defined in Today’s Context?
In this Health Affairs blog, David Kindig discusses the origins and uses of the term population health, arguing that additional definitions are needed to better differentiate between the traditional definition of population health and newer terms such as population health management or population medicine. A previous IHI Blog post also provides clarification on terms used to describe emerging efforts to improve the health of populations.
National Day of Action to Combat Hypertension
May 7 marks the American Medical Group Foundation (AMGF) second annual Measure Up/Pressure Down® National Day of Action, as part of its national campaign to reduce hypertension. The AMGF website provides a toolkit and checklist, and campaign supporters are encouraged to participate in at least one action to raise awareness of high blood pressure. IHI is a supporter of the Measure Up/Pressure Down national campaign. IHI is also hosting the Transforming Primary Care Practice seminar on June 16-18, to help care teams to create systems and workflows to fully address the medical, social, and behavioral health needs of their patients.
Why More Practices Are Merging Behavioral Health and Primary Care
A new podcast from The Commonwealth Fund explores the challenges and benefits of coordinating physical and mental health services through interviews with experts at the University of Washington, The Commonwealth Fund, and Manatt, Phelps and Phillips. IHI’s Collaborative on Optimize Primary Care Teams to Meet Patients' Medical AND Behavioral Needs is currently enrolling organizations committed to improving the delivery of integrated services for patients and communities.
Upcoming Educational Programs
Transforming the Primary Care Practice
June 16-18 | Seattle, WA
Better Health and Lower Costs for Patients with Complex Needs
Begins July 2015 | A 12-Month Collaborative
27th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care
December 6-9 | Orlando, FL
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