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

Embedded Support for Complex Needs Patients in Primary Care Yields Results
In this IHI Blog post, Dr. Elizabeth Davis, Medical Director of Care Coordination for SFHN Primary Care, describes how their network reduced hospitals stay and ED visits for patients with complex needs by embedding nurse care managers, health coaches, social workers, and others in primary care health centers to provide additional “wraparound services” for patients. SFHN is one of a cohort of safety net organizations sponsored by the California HealthCare Foundation to participate in IHI’s Better Health and Lower Costs for Patients with Complex Needs Collaborative

Hypertension Control Change Package for Clinicians
Million Hearts, a national initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017, has just released a Hypertension Control Change Package for Clinicians. The change package includes information on effective hypertension control efforts at the practice level, population management tools and approaches to proactively monitor and manage hypertension practice-wide, and case studies of exemplar practices.

Pursuing the Triple Aim: The First 7 Years
A new article in The Milbank Quarterly provides a comprehensive look at how the Triple Aim strategy has evolved over the last seven years, describes three essential principles for successfully pursuing the Triple Aim, and explores the experiences of organizations that are learning by doing as they apply the Triple Aim in their communities. The accompanying video clip features article co-author Ninon Lewis describing three essentials for Triple Aim success.

Hospitals and Community Health Improvement
In this IHI Blog post, IHI faculty Catherine Craig discusses how hospitals and health systems can use community health needs assessment (CHNAs) as a starting point to position themselves for financial health and a first step in developing partnerships to improve the health of communities, including addressing health equity and disparities. The upcoming IHI Web&ACTION series, Beyond the CHNA: Hospitals and the Community Health Improvement Process, will provide practical strategies to align community benefit programming and internal population health capacity building.


Upcoming Educational Programs

Beyond the CHNA — Hospitals and the Community Health Improvement Process
Begins July 30 | IHI Web&ACTION

Better Health and Lower Costs for Patients with Complex Needs
Begins July 2015 | A 12-Month Collaborative

Behavioral Health Integration: A Key Step Toward the Triple Aim
Begins August 18 | IHI Web&ACTION

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