Health Literacy | Plain Language | Cultural Competence

The Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) public benefit charity that empowers programs, professionals, and patients to achieve better economic, clinical, and humanistic outcomes (ECHOs). 

Targeting social determinants of health (SD0Hs) and other systemic barriers to patient empowerment, IHA helps healthcare breakthroughs and best practices (e.g., cutting edge drugs, devices, and healthcare delivery strategies) get better real-world results (RWRs) by promoting

  • health literacy, 
  • plain language communications, and 
  • cultural competence.

Within the healthcare, education, and social-services sectors, IHA is best known for creating patient-empowering content, convenings, and commercialization methods at the level of 

  • community care, 
  • healthcare, and 
  • self-care. 

IHA’s ultimate goals are to 

  • ensure patients understand how to benefit from the U.S. healthcare system and appropriate healthcare products, services, and solutions;
  • remove systemic barriers to health equity; and
  • enhance the well-being, productive capacity, and socioeconomic status of individuals, organizations, and communities worldwide.

IHA’s empowering mission, vision, and objectives align with the health initiatives of global and national thought-leaders, including the following:

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