TA 101 Lesson 1: Improving Population Health
This lesson will introduce you to the concept of population health — a different way of thinking about how and why some of us enjoy healthy lives and others do not — and how it relates to the Triple Aim, a three-part aim for health care improvement. 
Estimated Time of Completion: 40 minutes
Learning Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. Define population health and its relationship to health care.
2. Explain why the Triple Aim is defining health care improvement efforts around the world.
3. Explain the major contributors to population health.
Contributors
Author(s):
Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, KBE, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Jonathan Finkelstein, MD, MPH, Professor, Harvard University Medical School View Profile
Editor(s):
Laura Fink, Senior Managing Editor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Reviewer(s):
Madge Kaplan, Director of Communications, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
David Kindig, M.D., Rh.D, Emeritus Professor of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin View Profile
Ninon Lewis, MS, Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
James Moses, MD, Chief Quality Officer, Boston Medical Center View Profile
Requirements
You must be a registered IHI.org user to take this lesson.
You must achieve a minimum score of 75% to successfully complete this lesson.