Aim Statement Worksheet

​Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

An aim statement is the answer to the first question in the Model for Improvement, “What are we trying to accomplish?” Use this worksheet to help you write an effective aim statement — which delineates clear, specific plans for the improvement work ahead — and complete the checklist to double-check your work.

For more information, visit the Setting Aims page.

Note: This worksheet is part of the IHI Quality Improvement Practicum, a 9-week online course in which participants receive tools, coaching, and community support to aid them in running a local improvement project. Learn more at


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