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Getting Serious about Producing Health: The Ten Teams Challenge
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In this article, Dr. Don Berwick makes the case that every US hospital and integrated health system with the means to do so should immediately establish and support Ten Teams, focused on 10 social influences on health in the region served by the organization.
Blending Participatory Action Synthesis and Meta-Ethnography: An Innovative Approach to Evaluating Complex Community Health Transformation
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This article describes an innovative participatory approach to evaluation of a community transformation initiative, the 100 Million Healthier Lives SCALE (Spreading Community Accelerators through Learning and Evaluation) initiative, that involved up to 18 communities across the US.
Developing Capacity for Learning Community Systems: Experiences from the 100 Million Healthier Lives SCALE Initiative
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This paper explores the capabilities that contribute to community transformation and the common pathways followed by communities in the 100 Million Healthier Lives SCALE (Spreading Community Accelerators through Learning and Evaluation) initiative in their transformation journeys towards a “Culture of Health.”
An Equity Agenda for the Field of Health Care Quality Improvement
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Convened by the National Academy of Medicine, leaders of seven prominent US health care quality organizations identified equity as the most important priority for the health care quality movement in the next 20 years. This paper summarizes key barriers and strategies to advancing equity in health care quality.
An Integrated Approach to Quality
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This article describes how whole system quality, an integrated organization-wide approach to quality, can help health care leaders build more responsive and resilient health systems.
Better Maternal Outcomes Quality Improvement Workbooks
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​Developed as part of the Better Maternal Outcomes Rapid Improvement Network, the workbooks contain descriptions, examples, and templates for tools that teams can use to guide their quality improvement (QI) work focused on improving maternal health outcomes and equity.
Working with Community Partners to Improve Health
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This article distills five critical takeaways to guide health care leaders in working with community partners to improve health.
Tackling Systemic Racism in Maternity Care
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A Brazilian health collaborative uses improvement science and the concept of “liberatory consciousness” to address racism in maternity care.
Accelerating Population Health Improvement
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This article describes how applying improvement methods to population health improvement efforts​ could help close equity gaps.
Whole System Quality
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This white paper describes 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.
Building an Equitable System for Postsecondary Education Transition and Success
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Based on IHI’s background in health and health care, we recognize certain similarities between the education and health care sectors, both in terms of their strengths and assets and also some systemic challenges both sectors face. The framework presented in this document focuses on both "Whole Person" and "Whole Community" to guide work to achieve student well-being and community well-being, now and in the future.
Building Health-Creating Systems
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In this article, IHI CEO Kedar Mate describes five key features of health-creating systems. He also suggests that health care leaders can use quality as the compass for building such systems.
A Guide for Health Systems to Save Lives from “Deaths of Despair” and Improve Community Well-Being
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This guide provides recommendations and guidance for health care systems to improve mental health and well-being in the communities they serve, focusing specifically on saving lives from deaths of despair (i.e., deaths due to drugs, alcohol, and suicide).
100 Million Healthier Lives Community Transformation Resources
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This collection of resources, developed as part of the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative (100MLives), helps communities accelerate progress toward ensuring they are healthy and equitable places for everyone who lives there.
100 Million Healthier Lives: Using Improvement Science to Accelerate Community Transformation
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This collection of resources, developed as part of the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative (100MLives), provides practical guidance on how to use improvement methods and tools in community-based settings to advance health, well-being, and equity.
100 Million Healthier Lives Health and Well-Being Measurement Approach and Assessment Tools
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These tools and resources, developed as part of the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative, help individuals, organizations, and communities measure what matters most to advance health, well-being, and equity at multiple levels and across topics.
100 Million Healthier Lives Engaging People with Lived Experience Tools
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This collection of resources, developed as part of the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative, provides key information and tools to support communities and organizations to authentically engage people with lived experience in co-design and implementation efforts.
100 Million Healthier Lives Advancing Equity Tools
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These tools and resources, developed as part of the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative, support communities' efforts to prioritize equity in an authentic and deep way and address racism as a determinant of health as they work toward achieving improvements in health and well-being.
Well-Being in the Nation: A Living Library of Measures to Drive Multi-Sector Population Health Improvement and Address Social Determinants
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This article describes the approach led by 100 Million Healthier Lives, a collaboration of partners across sectors convened by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, to support the measurement of health and well-being at local, state, and national levels.
There Can Be No Quality Without Equity
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Quality improvement tools and methods are well suited to an effort to improve equity in health and care. The missing ingredients over the past decades have been strategic intent and a sharply focused equity lens. The IHI Framework for Improving Health Equity can serve as a foundation for change in health care.
Telemedicine: Center Quality and Safety
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This article offers four elements on which health care leaders must focus to ensure safe, high-quality telemedicine for patients.
Thriving Together: A Springboard for Equitable Recovery and Resilience in Communities across America
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This guide highlights numerous actions that communities, organizations, businesses, governments, and funders can take in the wake of COVID-19 and other related threats to the US​ — to create the vital conditions that all people and places need to thrive.
COVID-19: Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Skills to Deploy During the Surge
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The authors suggest a five-step strategy and actions for patient safety and quality improvement staff to employ their skills to support patients, clinical staff, and health care organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Moral Determinants of Health
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Six items are proposed as an "agenda for action" that physicians, nurses, and US health care institutions could help lead as a shared endeavor for securing the health of communities.
Enhancing Collaborative Learning for Quality Improvement: Evidence from the Improving Clinical Flow Project, a Breakthrough Series Collaborative with Project ECHO
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A novel combination of IHI Breakthrough Series Collaborative tools with Project ECHO's telementoring model contributed to building quality improvement (QI) capacity and improving processes and patient experience across FQHCs participating in the Improving Clinical Flow project.
  
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