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Sustainable Healthcare Transformation

The Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC) is nationally recognized for achieving demonstrable and sustainable health outcomes for millions of patients and families in Iowa and across the country. A leader in sustainable healthcare transformation, IHC works with hospitals, providers, payers, patients, businesses, communities and government as a trusted advisor, honest broker and sense maker – all to achieve sustainable care and outcomes.

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Current Initiatives Report Data Giving


The Compass Hospital Quality Improvement Contract (HQIC) supports 250-300 rural and low performing hospitals throughout the network. The goals of the program are to improve behavioral health outcomes, decrease opioid misuse, improve patient safety, reduce harm, improve the quality of care transitions and reduce readmissions.

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Opioid stewardship

Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC) has developed the nation-wide Compass Opioid Stewardship Certificate Program to support providers through education and outreach, improving prescribing practices and increasing the use of non-opioid pain management therapies. 

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Compass Opioid Stewardship Program


The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) is a multi-year Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) initiative aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD) in high-risk rural communities. IHC leads two multi-sector consortiums in Iowa and is facilitating the implementation of a set of core SUD/OUD prevention, treatment and recovery activities. 

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“As a rural hospital trustee and president of the Iowa Rural Health Association, I have worked with IHC and seen first-hand the significant change healthcare is undergoing. Rural Iowa is especially impacted by that change, which is putting small towns at risk of losing their healthcare facilities and providers. IHC is a key partner in helping communities address this, and I’m looking forward to continue working with them to expand on these efforts to provide support and solutions to rural Iowa.”

Bill Menner, Founder, The Bill Menner Group

Bill Menner, Founder, The Bill Menner Group

“As both a food retailer with a focus on health nutrition and well-being services and one of the largest employers in the Midwest, we understand the importance of healthcare for our employees and customers alike. We have been working with IHC for years and are proud of our work together to improve quality, patient safety and value –key drivers that benefit our employees and the communities we work in.”

Sheila Laing, Executive VP, Chief Administrative Officer, Hy-Vee, Inc.

Iowa Healthcare Association

“After joining [IHC’s] Compass PTN and completing our first practice assessment, we knew we had many quality items we wanted to focus on. Joining the Compass PTN has been very instrumental in the success we’ve seen with our quality improvements. We really appreciate the education and support from our TCPi advisors.”

Lucas County Medical Center, Chariton, IA



IHC is the only organization in Iowa that brings together hospitals, providers, payers, patients, businesses and communities to improve healthcare quality, patient safety and value.

12,000,000 Impacted patients and families

$835 Million in total cost savings