IHI announces health improvement coalition

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) announced a new coalition to improve broader patient health by working at the community level. The Guiding Coalition for Health will incorporate several strategies for improving health outcomes, according to an IHI statement, including bridging healthcare and public health with communities, fostering peer-to-peer support networks, improving community health and creating favorable environmental conditions, such as better business sustainability. The future of healthcare will require "a new way of doing business, one in which we act, think and serve differently, one in which we reach across boundaries, adopt a learning and improvement approach and challenge ourselves to learn how to do better in partnership with the people we are here to serve, especially those at the highest risk of inequities in health outcomes," Soma Stout, M.D., IHI's executive external lead for health improvement, said in the statement. Announcement