Catalyzing Healthcare Improvement

Get involved in quality improvement at UNC Medical Center.


IHQI sponsors quality improvement projects through its seed grant program. Projects are supported with grants and guidance from IHQI faculty.


UNC Medical Center's goal is to train all staff, residents, fellows and faculty in quality improvement through its Lean Six Sigma program.

A one-day course "Physician Engagement in Quality and Safety" is offered to UNC medical students, residents, fellows and faculty.

TeamSTEPPS™ is an evidence-based teamwork system aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and other teamwork skills among health care professionals.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) offers excellent improvement training online via IHI Open School. Open School is free to faculty, fellows, residents, and students. UNC Medical Center staff may access Open School via UNC Medical Center's subscription. Please contact .


Got an idea for improving care? Apply for seed grant funding through IHQI.

Ready to seek external funding? We can help you with project design and identifying potential funders. Email .


IHQI can help you design projects, seek funding and identify platforms to share your results. Results from improvement can and should be published. Email .