McPherson ME, Duong T, Payne CK, Riley CL, Taylor J. Building an Equitable System for Postsecondary Education Transition and Success. Boston: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2021. (Available at www.ihi.org)
Based on IHI’s background in health and health care, we recognize certain similarities between the education and health care sectors in terms of strengths and assets and also some systemic challenges both sectors face with coordination and transitions across settings, collaboration, robust sharing of improvement data, deeper person-centeredness, equity, and accountability and transparency.
The framework presented in this document focuses on "Whole Person" and "Whole Community" portfolios to guide work to achieve student well-being and community well-being, now and in the future. It builds directly from IHI's work on
Pathways to Population Health (an initiative of
100 Million Healthier Lives), which guides actions health care organizations can undertake to improve health, well-being, and equity.
The framework’s four portfolios can help educational practitioners partner with students to identify and align the strategies they already are applying in their context, while also assessing what else might be needed to co-create an equitable system for postsecondary transition and success.