Strategic Partners

The Dartmouth Institute Microsystem Academy has fostered important strategic relationships through our dedication and commitment to the improvement of health care quality, safety, and value. These generative relationships are critical to our mission of shared knowledge, tools, and resources to support the cultivation of improvement capability across the globe.

MCA Sheffield Microsystem Coaching Academy

Sheffield Microsystem Coaching Academy
Sheffield, England

Key Contact: Steve Harrison

A pioneering collaboration between The Dartmouth Institute Microsystem Academy and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, based in the UK, resulting in Sheffield’s creation of its own Microsystem Coaching Academy (MCA), adapting the Dartmouth Microsystem Improvement Curriculum and the eCTC program for use across its organizations.

QRC Stockholm

QRC Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden
Key Contact: Susanna Lagersten

An innovative program blending development of frontline leadership, coaches, and interprofessional improvement teams focused on national registry data.


Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, USA
Bethesda, Maryland
Key Contact: Kathy Sabadosa

An 12-year partnership with Cystic Fibrosis centers across the U.S. focused on cultivating the improvement capability of frontline staff and leadership development, which continues to result in more efficient and effective care systems for people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families.


Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Toronto, Ontario
Key Contact: Ian McIntosh

A developing program based on Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, USA, with a focus on building and cultivating improvement knowledge, skills, and capabilities and the leadership of improvement across Cystic Fibrosis clinics in Canada.




The Jönköping Academy
Jönköping, Sweden
Key Contact: Marlene Ockander

A unique and long-standing relationship and collaboration on research and education in the health and social care sectors, including the development of a Masters degree program based on TDI programs, providing formal education to interdisciplinary professionals on the improvement of care.


Ireland Emergency Medicine
Key Contact: Sinead O’Connor

A cutting edge program involving 22 Emergency Departments in a complex economic setting in Ireland, with a focus on the development of Emergency Department managers to coach frontline interprofessional improvement teams, with a focus on improving value, safety, and quality of healthcare outcomes.


Community Health Center, Inc.
Middletown, Connecticut
Key Contact: Deborah Ward