Beginning in 2023, ImproveCareNow Executive Leadership and key network members completed a successful strategic planning period, which was enhanced by the deliberate inclusion of community feedback throughout the entire process of developing the network's future goals and strategy.

Through this strategic planning process, six domains were identified as critical areas of focus for the network: Outcomes; Health Equity; Leadership & Sustainability; Engagement & Community Building; Technology; Research & Innovation. Each domain reflects the goals ImproveCareNow aims to achieve over the next three years.

Notable modifications in the FY25-28 Strategic Plan include:

  • The addition of a sixth domain: Research & Innovation
  • A reduction in the number of goals the network takes on
  • More concrete action items to drive health equity
  • Revising and sharing a measurement strategy
  • Increased focus on tracking whole person health, including a psychosocial metric

Each of the six strategic domains have key goals and drivers that network participants will work on together over the next three years. Periodically, updates will be shared with the network and community on our progress toward these goals. Until then, we encourage you to review our latest Annual Update, which highlights ImproveCareNow’s recent accomplishments and sets a vision for our continued work to improve health, care, and costs for young people with IBD.


Strategic Goals for FY25-28





Identify whole person health measures and improve clinical outcome measures by 1.0% per year



Identify and address Social Drivers Of Health and well-being to achieve excellent, equitable outcomes



Develop a sustainable and diversified funding, research and leadership structure while identifying and developing the next generation of community leadership



Cultivate relationships with internal and external stakeholders to strengthen the presence of ImproveCareNow as the leader in pediatric IBD and advance community priorities



Advance ImproveCareNow's integrated technology platform to better support all network stakeholders


Increase community involvement in research and learn from community-driven innovation that advances our strategic domains


About ImproveCareNow

ImproveCareNow is a Learning Health Network dedicated to transforming care, health and costs for all children and youth with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD) by building a sustainable collaborative chronic care network. We are enabling patients, families, clinicians and researchers to work together in a learning health care system to accelerate innovation, discovery and the application of new knowledge. We invite everyone interested in getting kids with IBD better right now to join us and support our work.

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