100 Million Healthier Lives Momentum Calls

Join for our monthly Momentum Call-an opportunity to come together to explore what’s happening across the 100 Million Healthier Lives community Thursday, May 4, 2016 from 3:00-4:00 PM EST (Register Now).  In case you missed the April Momentum Call, click here to view slides from the presentation and click here to access the recording of the call.

IHI Summit

Join others in 100MLives at the 18th Annual Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community taking place April 20–22, 2017, in Orlando, FL.

The IHI Summit brings together more than 800 health improvers from around the globe, in an intimate and dynamic conference setting, to energize one another, co-create solutions to similar challenges, and gain practical solutions for transformative change across health and health care. Click here to enroll in the Summit. 

We are offering a discount to the Summit for members in 100MLives. Use the code 100mlives50 when enrolling to recieve a 50% discount. For more information, email 100mlives@ihi.org.


NPHW Webinar: Advancing Physical Activity through Innovative Approaches

It’s National Public Health Week (NPHW) and the American Public Health Association is holding a series of webinars. The purpose of the Advancing Physical Activity through Innovative Approaches webinar is to learn about innovative, collaborative approaches to promoting physical activity and preventing chronic diseases. Listen in to gain an understanding through concrete examples of working with partners to provide physical activity options that advance health equity and promote connecting people to the outdoors. Attend this webinar to learn more about DC Park Rx, Walk with a Doc at the HEALing Community Center in Atlanta, and after-school park programs at Miami-Dade Parks, Florida.

Click here to learn more and register for this webinar.

IHI Quick Course Back to Basics: Building Essential QI Skills

The IHI Quick Course Back to Basics: Building Essential QI Skills is a one-day workshop that will provide a refresher for those who are stalled and a jumpstart for those who are new to quality improvement. This session is built around the Model for Improvement (MFI) and will demonstrate how to link the three questions related to aim, measurement, and change concepts to the sequence for success. The Quick Course will demonstrate how to link the three questions related to aim, measurement, and change concepts to the sequence for success. This seminar carries a maximum of 6.5 credits for physicians, pharmacists, and nurses.​​

After this IHI Quick Course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the elements of the Model for Improvement
  • Identify the necessary elements to charter an improvement project and develop an aim statement
  • Develop high-leverage change ideas using driver diagrams and other tools
  • Identify a family of measures, including operational definitions, to drive your improvement work
  • Develop effective Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles that build from small-scale testing to implementation
  • Describe the difference between implementation, scale, and spread and guidance in each stage

This course will be offered in person at varies sites across the United States. Please note, this course has a cost of $399Click here to learn more about this course and to enroll.



In the News

Community Health Accelerators Certificate Program

This course is intended for those who want to learn how to improve health, wellbeing and equity by exercising leadership to engage others and applying improvement science strategies and tools. Individuals who want to affect community-based health outcomes, such as social work, those working in non-profits, cross-sector collaborations, community health, public health, and many other professional fields apply.

The content of the Community Health Accelerators Certificate has a focus to increase participant’s knowledge and skills in leadership, community organizing, population health, and improvement science. Participants will learn concepts like “leading from within,” how to build a community coalition to affect the social determinants of health, and more. Although some examples provided in the Community Health Change Accelerators curriculum are healthcare oriented, the principles and tools can be applied to community health improvement initiatives.

Certificate Cost: 

  • Group of 4: $125 per person
  • Individual: $250

Register today! For more details, click here to view this informational flyer. For inquiries, please contact lhowell@ihi.org.


Obama Administration Takes More Actions to Address the Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

(July 6, 2016) As Congress moves to conference on legislation related to the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic, the Obama Administration is taking additional actions to expand access to treatment, strengthen prescription drug monitoring, enable safe disposal of unneeded drugs, and accelerate research on pain and opioid misuse and overdose.

The President has made clear that addressing this epidemic is a priority for his Administration. While Federal agencies have been using their authority to take every available action they can, Congress needs to take action on what is most urgently needed now – additional funding to make lifesaving treatment available to everyone who seeks it. The President has called for $1.1 billion in new funding to help Americans who want treatment get it wherever they live. These maps show how much new funding for treatment each State could potentially qualify for if Congress passes what the President has requested.

Click here to read the full article.

Twitterchat and Thunderclap to Address Equity a Success

In February, the Health System Transformation and Equity & Social Determinants of Health Hubs teamed up to address the role health systems play in addressing equity in recognition of Black History Month. The Twitterchat was led by Don Berwick, IHI Senior Fellow and President Emeritus, on role health systems play in addressing equity and reached over 700,000 people on Twitter. Partners joined in to total 1,286 tweets during the conversation which left over 13,000,000 “impressions.” The Thunderclap followed the Twitterchat that flooded Twitter with a common message: “Equity creates health. Calling everyone in health and health care to address equity together” that reached over 1.1 million people with 187 supporters with organizational support and outreach from leaders and members within 100 Million Healthier Lives.

100 Million Member Prabhjot Singh in Newsweek

Strategic Advisor for 100 Million Healthier Lives, Prabhjot Singh, MD, PhD, of Mount Sanai Health System recently wrote the book Dying and Living in the Neighborhood about impoverished Americans who continue to fall ill and die of preventable conditions in the United States.

Singh was recently interviewed by a Quora Contributor for Newsweek in the article, “What will be the greatest health care challenge in the future?” Click here to read the article.


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  1. Leadership Team member, Kate B. Hilton, JD, MTS explains the steps of how to successfully lead change, including cultural changes at health organzitions in the post Leading Change? Seven Principles to Guide Your Work published on the IHI blog.
  2. Thomas E. Kottke, MD, MSPH, Matt Stiefel, MPA, MS, and Nicolaas P. Pronk, PhD examine how linguistic reasons explain why the broader determinants of health might not be taken into consideration when social policy is formulated in the United States in the paper “Well-Being in All Policies”: Promoting Cross-Sectoral Collaboration to Improve People’s Lives published in the National Academy of Medicine.



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