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By Naomi Fedna | Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019
The high maternal mortality rates among black women in the US might be abstract statistics for some. For others, they are stark realities. One young woman shares her family's harrowing experience as an example of why race matters in end-of-life conversations.


Tag(s): The Conversation Project, Equitable Care Delivery, Triple Aim for Populations
By Derek Feeley | Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019
Why is there a gap between our understanding of quality care and what patients receive? One reason is because we too often forget the patient and the practitioner whose job is to implement those practices.


Tag(s): Leadership, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Engage Patients and Families in Improvement, Equitable Care Delivery, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Engage Front-Line Staff in Improvement
By Drew Martin | Thursday, Jan 24, 2019
How does someone who has avoided talking about race for most of his life learn the value of challenging racism? For IHI's Drew Martin, it was realizing that you can't meaningfully address health equity without confronting one of the major social determinants of health.


Tag(s): Community, Leadership, Equitable Care Delivery, Triple Aim for Populations
By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019
Power is not a position that a person has within an organization. Power is relational and produced by a set of interdependent relationships that can be changed to achieve a specified aim. Therefore, understanding power is key to understanding how to make improvement.


Tag(s): Leadership, Psychology of Change, Equitable Care Delivery
By Hema Magge | Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018
The Declaration of Alma-Ata 40 years ago was a groundbreaking pronouncement in support of comprehensive primary care. It's significant for all who care about advancing health and health care worldwide.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Primary Care, Triple Aim for Populations, Equitable Care Delivery
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