Triple Aim for Populations

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

A 3.0 Health System Framework
In this Health Affairs article, the authors describe the evolution of the US health care system through three phases: from a sick care system, to a coordinated health care system, to a community-integrated system. The framework is designed as a roadmap to guide large-scale system reform and achieve greater population health.

A Primer on Defining the Triple Aim
IHI first developed the Triple Aim framework in 2007, and since that time the term “Triple Aim” has entered the health care mainstream. However, the terminology that is part of its lexicon is often misused. This primer offers practical guidance on how to make sense of and use population-focused terminology and Triple Aim terminology (including “Triple Aim,” “IHI Triple Aim,” and “IHI Triple Aim Initiative”).

Collaborating for Community Health
The November 4 issue of Health Affairs, focused on Collaborating for Community Health, features articles on integrating public health and community development, increasing investment in the nonmedical determinants of health, incorporating health into community development and extending measurement to health and well-being, the impact of “pharmacy deserts” on medication access, and more.

Health Care, the Whole Person, and Community Engagement
A new IHI publication highlights the work of the Church Health Center, which provides affordable health care to the working uninsured of Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee. Their community-based approach to wellness — with a focus on promoting health outside the medical system — has demonstrated fewer hospital readmissions, shorter lengths of stay, and reduced costs, among other improvements.

Upcoming Educational Programs

26th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care
December 7-10 | Orlando, FL

Optimize Primary Care Teams to Meet Patients' Medical AND Behavioral Needs: An IHI Collaborative
Begins February 2015

Kick-Start the Triple Aim
Begins February 18

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