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

Life Expectancy: Income and Where You Live Matter
This recent study in JAMA shows that differences in life expectancy in the US are associated not only with income, but also with health behaviors and local area characteristics. Visit the 100 Million Healthier Lives website to connect your community with efforts in the US and internationally to create healthier communities.

Take Action Against High Blood Pressure
The Measure Up/Pressure Down “National Day of Action: Roll Up Your Sleeves!” on May 5 invites organizations to increase awareness, detection, or control of high blood pressure in their communities. Need ideas? There are a wide variety of suggested “actions” (from a social media post to a community-wide screening), an online participant guide, and other resources available on their website. 

Fire Departments Are Helping Improve Population Health
EMS and Fire Services are increasingly playing a role in enhancing the health of their community’s residents. In this blog post, learn how Kent Regional Fire Authority’s FD Cares Program is partnering with agencies, health care providers, and payers to conduct proactive visits, identify and engage high-risk patients (such as high-volume 911 callers and ED users), and then link them to community services and alternatives sources of care.

Integrating Specialty Care into Accountable Care Organizations
This Health Affairs Blog highlights several strategies ACOs are using to better integrate specialty care into an overall care redesign, engage primary care physicians in care process redesign, and leverage data. The authors acknowledge that risk, payment, and incentives for specialists are the next frontier and likely a critical ingredient for full success.

What Is Health Equity, and Why Does It Matter?
In this video, David R. Williams, Professor of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, shares his insights into health equity in an interview with Don Berwick, MD, IHI President Emeritus and Senior Fellow. Dr. Williams discusses the research he’s conducted over several decades about health equity and why it’s important to health systems and communities as they work to improve health care and health.

Upcoming Educational Programs

Population Management Executive Program
April 27-29, 2016 | Orlando, FL

Beyond the CHNA: Building Shared Ownership for Health in Communities
Begins June 2, 2016 | IHI Virtual Expedition

Transforming the Primary Care Practice
June 13-15, 2016 | San Diego, CA

28th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care
December 4-7, 2016 | Orlando, FL

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