Who we are

100 Million Healthier Lives is an unprecedented collaboration of change agents across sectors who are pursuing an unprecedented result.

  • Mission: 100 million people living healthier lives by 2020.
  • Vision: to fundamentally transform the way the world thinks and acts to improve health, wellbeing, and equity to get to breakthrough results.

Together, we are systematically creating a community of solutions to the most intractable challenges that stand in the way of achieving health, wellbeing and equity across the globe.

Click here to view an informational booklet; and click here to listen to the recent podcast from WIHI that features leaders in 100 Million Healthier Lives called “100 Million Healthier Lives – From Vision to Reality.”

Why 100 Million Healthier Lives?

The time is right for a major leap forward in the creation of health, wellbeing, and equity. The rising tide of chronic disease, an aging population, structural inequity in health outcomes (despite advances in health care), and technology demand a fundamentally different approach, one which brings us together across sectors to address the physical, social and behavioral contributors to health together.

By choosing an audacious goal —100 million people living healthier lives by 2020— that no one group can achieve alone, we are committing to unprecedented collaboration, a humble spirit of learning, innovation and improvement, and systemic change to create an equitable health and wellbeing system. Click here to see more details about the “why.”

What we do

  1. Build a thriving, joyful movement to create a culture and practice of health and wellbeing for all.
  2. Build joy and capacity of change leaders at every level to take an improvement approach, in relationship – “Whose life will get better because we were here?”
  3. Support collaborative improvement across communities and the spread and scale of bright spots.
  4. Support health and wellbeing for those not thriving (closing equity gaps).
  5. Create the connecting, catalyzing trellis support for the movement.
  6. Work with others to create enabling conditions and transform the system.

From Vision to Reality

For nearly two years, the “unprecedented collaboration of change agents across sectors” has been changing the world in meaningful ways. Hundreds of communities around the world are working with kids, veterans, and elders on move-the-needle priorities like nutrition, mental health, and equity — the price of admission to 100 Million Healthier Lives.

Click here to listen to the recent podcast from WIHI that features leaders in 100 Million Healthier Lives called “100 Million Healthier Lives – From Vision to Reality.”

Institute for Healthcare Improvement and 100 Million Healthier Lives

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is a leading innovator in improving health and healthcare worldwide. Known for bold, ambitious, large-scale action guided by the science of improvement, IHI is a respected innovator, partner, convener and driver of results.

In 100 Million Healthier Lives, IHI is playing all of these roles. For the initiative as a whole, IHI is serving as a convener, helping to bring people together across sectors and helping to provide the core operational infrastructure. IHI is also contributing its own work as a partner in the effort. IHI brings its own unique contribution as an innovator and driver of results with a unique reach to the health and health care audience. Through its Open School, its Triple Aim Focus efforts, and the Leadership Alliance, and through capacity building efforts such as SCALE, IHI is helping to create measurable improvement in health, wellbeing, and equity.

The story of this website and online community

We’re delighted you’ve chosen to visit and participate with us in the 100 Million Healthier Lives journey online, which is the result of an extraordinary collaboration of many people. We sought to nurture an online presence that is inviting, safe, informative and fun, and thought you may be interested to hear the story of how we became “midwives” for a technology platform to help enable 100 Million Healthier Lives.



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