Population Health Improvement Partners (Improvement Partners) was founded in 2009 in North Carolina with a simple purpose: help public health organizations and communities build their capacity to continuously improve and ensure measurably better health. Improvement Partners has expanded statewide and nationally and grown its reputation as sought after experts in improvement science, who are knowledgeable and easy to work with thought-partners, coaches and expert advisors. The organization seeks to improve health on a massive scale, and enhance the ability of health organizations to address health equity, ultimately changing the world. Improvement Partners is problem solving together for a healthier tomorrow and delivers expertise that is adaptable and gets population health results.
Improvement Partners has evolved into a nonprofit consulting practice with deep improvement science and project management expertise, addressing systems-level change in the public/population health space, and partnering with groups with specific domain expertise in key sub-sectors of public/population health that have the infrastructure to manage work with very large clients and complex multi-stakeholder collaborations. Most Improvement Partners staff function as consultants and coaches.
Improvement Partners currently has nine staff members and has experienced strong national expansion in the last five years, including work that has broadened to include hospitals, health systems, federal government-based projects and a greater share of new work emerging outside of North Carolina. Improvement Partners has the benefit of 501c3 charitable status through its fiscal sponsor agency TSNE MissionWorks. The organization operates as an independently directed nonprofit led by an executive director and advisory board under a mutual agreement with TSNE MissionWorks. For more information about Population Health Improvement Partners, visit https://improvepartners.org/.
Never before in our lifetimes has the United States and the world been as intensively focused on the issues at the heart of Improvement Partners mission - population health and health equity. Improvement Partners, through its support to partners and clients, targets an impact over the next three years on ten million lives and over $500 million in health savings.
Improvement Partners has had phenomenal success generating repeat clients and word of mouth referrals in a rapidly evolving healthcare and public health market context and is actively building the platforms its next leader will need to undertake more active and intentional business development activity.
The new leader will devote significant focus to growing Improvement Partners impact through external relationship building and business development in targeted domains within population health, identified through a recently completed strategic planning process.
The Advisory Board of Population Health Improvement Partners seeks a visionary, systems thinker capable of broadly building and maintaining business partner, funder and stakeholder relationships to grow the organization’s impact, while rapidly building trust in its collaborative internal team environment that is marked by both excellence and accountability.
Improvement Partners intends to build on its historical success and grow its impact. Upon the hire of the new executive director, the founding executive director, an M.D., will provide support for a seamless organizational transition and will continue to contribute technical expertise in improvement science to support and strengthen the outcomes and contributions of Improvement Partners into the future. The organization has identified opportunities that match remarkably well with both its skills and emerging market opportunities (sample below). Increasing visibility within these arenas will provide satisfying opportunities for impact and for business sustainability.
The ideal candidate is a systems thinker who holds a visionary outlook for transformational improvements to population health in North Carolina and the US and who demonstrates passion for helping health focused organizations build their capacity to continuously improve and ensure measurably better health. A superior listener who is ready to take calculated risks to advance Improvement Partners mission, the executive director will lead through offering respect, empathy, collaboration and innovation, while building a leadership ethos and culture that is fundamentally – team first. In addition, the executive director will possess the knowledge and expertise to contribute to select projects as a subject matter expert and/or as a member of the project’s leadership team.
TSNE/Population Health Improvement Partners actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates and welcomes people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, gender identities, religions, ages, and sexual orientations to apply; as an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/Population Health Improvement Partners will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.