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Institute for Healthcare Improvement - IHI Forum (virtual)

12/05/21 - 12/08/21    

The 2021 IHI Forum will provide more than 125 sessions that will look at the issue of patient safety from a variety of angles, including efforts to address racism. 

Featured speakers include:

  • Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, Senior Advisor to the White House COVID-19 Response Team and Chair of the Presidential COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force 

  • Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy 

  • Kedar Mate, MD, President and CEO, IHI 

  • Brandon Stanton, Photographer and Creator of the Popular Website HONY (Humans of New York) 

  • Heather McGhee, Distinguished Senior Fellow and Former President of Demos 

  • Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, KBE, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, IHI 


Sessions of potential interest for AHCJ members include: 

  • “A03: From Theory to Impact: Ingraining Health Equity into Quality and Safety at NYC Health Hospitals” 

  • “A11: Cultural Humility Meets Anti-Racism: Systems-Level Capacity for Health Equity” 

  • “B04: Reimagining Post-Discharge Care: Leveraging a Key Tool for Value-Based Care in the Telehealth Era” 

  • “B06: Listening to and Providing a Positive Experience for AAPI Patients at Mass General” 

  • “B11: Suicide Prevention Models for Healthcare Professionals: Reducing Stigma, Providing Services, Building Hope” 

  • “B13: Improving Medication Safety at Transitions to Skilled Nursing Facilities” 

  • “D06: SafeCare4Covid: Digital Real-time Data for Epidemic Preparedness and Health System Strengthening” 

  • “D11: Closing the Last Mile: Hyper-Local Strategies to Achieving Local Population Immunity” 

  • “D13: Sprint to Eliminate Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccinations” 

  • “E12: Healthcare Homelessness: A Catalytic Role for Health Systems” 

  • “N20: Rising to the Challenge: Care Delivery in the Era of the Climate Crisis” 

  • “SH13: Racism as a Public Health Crisis: How Illinois Hospitals Are Taking Action Against Health Inequities” 

Browse all sessions here 

When/Where: December 5-8, 2021 (virtual)  

Press contact: Joanna Clark, CXO Communication for IHI;, 207-712-1404