IPC is making a difference in the health and well-being of American Indians and Alaska Natives. It all began with 13 original sites in 2008; by 2015, 172 facilities (78 federal, 69 Tribal and 25 Urban Indian Programs) have participated in the IPC program, serving approximately 615,000 patients. These sites are changing health care delivery by moving toward a PCMH model — a system of care in which patients receive the care they need when they need it — from their own Indian health care teams.
IPC assesses its work through measures of clinical prevention screenings, management and prevention of chronic conditions, the patient care experience and patient access to care. Since launched, IPC has increased clinical prevention screenings for hypertension and depression, established outreach for victims of domestic/intimate partner violence and developed measures to track patient satisfaction. IPC participants continuously strive to improve the quality of care and use data to drive all improvement activities.