Improvement Areas

Improvement Areas

Explore Improvement Areas to discover learning opportunities to build your knowledge and skills, free resources and tools to support your improvement work, and IHI leadership and expertise in these topics.

Climate and Health

The imperative for health care organizations to tackle climate change is clear: The health care sector both contributes to climate change — accounting for 4.4 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions — and also must contend with its effects on human health.

Improvement Capability

The science of improvement provides concepts, methods, and tools to envision, achieve, and sustain positive change. Equipping ourselves with these essential quality improvement skills helps us to identify improvement opportunities, test and implement effective changes, and scale-up and sustain better ways of working.

Health Equity

Improving health and health care worldwide requires a focus on equity — equity of access, treatments, and outcomes. We will achieve health equity when each individual has a fair opportunity to achieve their full health potential.

Patient Safety

IHI aims to advance a total systems approach to safety, grounded in evidence and the science and methods of improvement, to ensure that every person receives safe, reliable, effective, and equitable care.

Triple Aim and Population Health

The IHI Triple Aim framework serves as the foundation for optimizing health for individuals and populations by simultaneously improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction), improving the health of the population, and reducing per capita cost of care for the benefit of communities.

Whole System Quality

Whole System Quality is a more holistic approach to quality management that integrates quality planning, quality control, and quality improvement activities across the organization, supported by leadership practices that foster a culture of learning.

Workforce Safety

Health care workforce safety — physical, psychological, and emotional — is inextricably linked to patient safety, outcomes, and experience of care.

Workforce Well-Being and Joy in Work

IHI partners with experts and collaborates with health care organizations around the world to apply and adapt the most impactful strategies that enable the health care workforce to not just persevere, but to thrive.

Learn, Connect, and Grow with IHI

IHI empowers your career growth and learning with a dynamic blend of in-person and virtual educational opportunities, designed with your needs in mind. Our programs are meticulously designed to foster collaborative learning and hands-on experiences, ensuring that you gain practical skills and insights.

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