Craig C. Healthy Shelby Initiative: A Triple Aim Improvement Story. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; October 2015.
This Triple Aim improvement story examines the work of Shelby County, Tennessee, a community pursuing a regional focus to improve population health, and the backbone organization, the Healthy Shelby Initiative, that facilitates the local coalition. Healthy Shelby links public health, hospitals, health care providers, social service providers, academic institutions, the faith community, local government, and funders to work together to tackle some of the county’s most critical health problems: infant mortality, chronic disease management, and end-of-life care.
The Healthy Shelby Initiative was a participating partner in IHI’s Triple Aim in a Region initiative from 2011 to 2012, and in the IHI Triple Aim Improvement Community from 2012 to 2014. Healthy Shelby's work continues as an initiative of Memphis Fast Forward.