How to Get Involved

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is a small organization with a very big mission, and we cannot do it alone. We welcome anyone, anywhere who shares our passion for the improvement of patient care to join with us. The work is hard but extremely rewarding. Here are some of the many ways that you can get involved.


Get Started with Free Resources

If you’re just getting started with IHI, here are some first steps you can take:
  • Explore ― A deep and rich source of knowledge, stories, white papers, and information on upcoming programs on how to improve health care. 
  • Go to the IHI Open School ― A first-of-its-kind “virtual” interprofessional educational community that offers online courses, resources, and opportunities to connect with like-minded students, faculty, and professionals throughout the world.  
  • Listen to WIHI ― An exciting “talk show” program from IHI focused on cutting-edge innovations and featuring renowned experts.


Learn from Experts at IHI Conferences and Seminars

IHI offers many opportunities to learn from experts in clinical and organizational improvement and to connect with others facing similar challenges.

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Get Trained in Improvement Skills

IHI offers a variety of professional development programs designed to help individuals develop the specific skills necessary to lead improvement initiatives and to build your organization’s overall capacity to change.
These include:

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Work Strategically with IHI

  • Engage in the IHI Leadership Alliance ― This dynamic collaboration of health system executives and teams share a mission 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.
  • IHI Membership ― Ideal for individuals or organizations looking to build their quality improvement and safety capability, IHI Membership offers access to free Virtual Learning Hours, preferred member pricing for IHI programs and conferences, the latest thought leadership, networking opportunities, and much more.
  • Become a Strategic Partner ― IHI Strategic Partners share our passion to improve health and health care worldwide and we engage deeply with them to build improvement capability across entire systems and attain system-wide improvement in key areas.
  • Engage with IHI as an Industry Partner ― IHI welcomes the opportunity to work with health care industry associations, foundations, and other partners in strategic areas that further both your organization's key imperatives and our shared mission to improve health and health care.
  • Access our Customized Services ― IHI experts are available to provide expert services to help you achieve your specific improvement aims. 
  • Become an IHI Fellow ― IHI Fellowship Program is designed for those in quality and safety roles who are looking to take their strategic, operational, and thought leadership skills to the next level.


Support IHI and Our Mission

  • Donations ― Your donation in any amount makes it possible to continue the work that furthers our mission to improve health and health care worldwide.
  • The Berwick and Bisognano IHI Scholarship Fund for Emerging Leaders​  Funding for this newly established scholarship fund is designed to support the mentoring, coaching, and development of health care leaders in quality and safety worldwide, with an intentional and singular focus on providing IHI Fellowship program access to leaders of color and those representing populations that have been historically overlooked and undervalued.​​
  • Sponsor or exhibit at an IHI Event ― Each of IHI’s major conferences offer exhibition opportunities at which organizations can increase awareness of their programs, products, and services by reaching thousands of improvement-minded professionals.