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Email: dcoletta@ihi.org 


IHI Leadership Alliance Overview

A Dynamic, Collaborative Learning Community for Health Care Executives and Their Teams

​The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Leadership Alliance is a dynamic collaboration of health care executives who share a goal to work with one another as well as in partnership with our patients, workforces, and communities to deliver on the full promise of the IHI Triple Aim.

Alliance Members share generously with one another, confident that by collaborating and learning together, we can individually and collectively get better, faster.

At this critical moment, health care needs leaders with the courage to imagine, design, and scale new models of innovation, collaboration, and governance that can push health care beyond its traditional limits.

The Leadership Alliance provides that space for leaders to transform and innovate health care together and we are committed to rebuilding healthcare from the inside out.

Read the TIME article by Donald. M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, KBE, IHI President Emeritus, Senior Fellow, and Senior Advisor to the IHI Leadership Alliance, American Health Care Is Broken. Major Hospitals Need to Be Part of the Solution.


Year 10 of the IHI Leadership Alliance begins in October 2023. To learn more about the Alliance and how your organization can join this remarkable group of healthcare innovators, please reach out to David Coletta (dcoletta@ihi.org).
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 Who ​Should Join

The IHI Leadership Alliance is a dynamic, collaborative learning community for health system executives and their teams characterized by generosity, curiosity, courage, and commitment to delivering on the full promise of the Triple Aim.

We welcome organizations that believe that by sharing and learning with one another and partnering with patients, workforces, and communities can help us individually and collectively get better, faster. In other words, organizations that:

  • Have commitments from the highest levels of organizational leadership that delivering on the full promise of the Triple Aim is of strategic importance
  • Are willing to share generously and commit the time and resources required to meaningfully engage in developin​​​g, testing, implementing, and measuring care redesign efforts
  • Are fully committed to moving from talking to doing, from aspiring to achieving​

    Recent Leadership alliance pieceS

    Written by Alliance Senior Advisor Dr. Don Berwick, this piece invites discussion and collective actions leaders can take to address the threat of greed in U.S. health care.

   Co-written by Alliance Faculty, Dr. Eileen Barrett, this piece illustrates actions health care organizations can take to reduce mental health care barriers for hospitalists. This piece was a collaboration with members of the Help Healthcare Heal Coalition.

    IHI Leadership Alliance members prioritized workforce safety and well-being as an urgent priority. During the 2021–2022 Alliance year, the Workforce Safety and Well-Being Workgroup homed in on verbal and physical workplace violence in the pursuit of demonstrating alignment of workforce violence prevention and response efforts with advancing system transformation to improve workforce safety and well-being. This toolkit, informed by Alliance members and supplemented with external industry scanning, is intended to be a starting place for health care organizations on their journey to address workplace violence.

    Written by Alliance leaders Drs. Doug Eby and Ed McGookin and IHI Executive Drector Jill Duncan, RN, MPH, this piece examines the fate of visit-based medicine and the innovations to the system brought on by COVID-19.

    A Modern Healthcare piece by Alliance member Dr. Steppe Mette and Alliance advisor Dr. Saranya Loehrer

    A Modern Healthcare piece featuring Jill Duncan, RN, Alliance workgroup co-chair Helen Macfie, PharmD, and several other Alliance members.

    A Modern Healthcare piece highlighting stories from Alliance member organizations Bellin Health, Northwell Health, and Providence.

    An IHI blog post written in response to special March Leadership Alliance webinar where several members shared how they are preparing to fight the pandemic and all of the associated challenges.