Bridget Hogan Cole

Bridget Hogan Cole

Bridget Hogan Cole, MPH, is the founder and Executive Director of the Institute for High Quality Care.

Our Commitment to Improvement

“You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.”
~ Maya Angelou

At the Institute for High Quality Care (IHQC), we believe in the linkages between equity, social justice and health. We seek to invest time, to listen, and to support improvements where we can.

We believe in addressing the social determinants of health – so that we can better understand the upstream, the root causes, and make positive changes.  However, we consistently observe the repeated affronts to equity, social justice, and health. We witness communities of color experiencing the dual traumas of brutality and the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will not accept the status quo – to do so goes against the very heart of our work.

We believe in the power of holistic improvement thinking, in the need for self-reflection and assessment. It’s only through truly embracing the core tenets of improvement that we as a society can rise – that we can ultimately invoke and sustain meaningful change. 

Bridget Hogan ColeOur Commitment to Improvement
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Thursday Thoughts – Scope and Scale!

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The magnitude and speed of changes over the past month have been crucial and daunting. As the focus shifts to what’s next, our vision may be on a grand scope – getting everything back to “normal” – but our efforts need to be tempered with considerations about the overall scale of the next steps. What can be accomplished? By when? With what resources?

For this week’s Thursday Thoughts, we’re considering Scope and Scale  – how to scale our efforts; leverage small steps; and remember that with any change, those impacted may need more time to adjust.

Bridget Hogan ColeThursday Thoughts – Scope and Scale!
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Introducing: IHQC’s Thursday Thoughts Series (3/19/2020)

Welcome to the first edition of our new Thursday Thoughts series!

IHQC’s new Thursday Thoughts is a brand-new weekly newsletter, reflecting on our QI programs and content, sharing resources that might be of help during these unprecedented times, and perhaps sending along a smile and a quote or two.

If you’d like to share a story of your improvement work, a resource that you find helpful, or just a quick note – please reach out to us at info@IHQC.org.

Bridget Hogan ColeIntroducing: IHQC’s Thursday Thoughts Series (3/19/2020)
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