At Cincinnati Children’s, the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence is transforming the delivery of care through improvement science. Our Intermediate Improvement Science Series (I²S²) is an accredited course that supports the transformation of health systems and catalyzes the cultural shift necessary to be a leader in improving child health.  

We welcome leaders from other healthcare systems outside of Cincinnati Children’s to apply for the program. 

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are planning to have in-person classes in Fall 2022. We are still closely monitoring CDC and state guidelines related to COVID-19 and will plan accordingly should anything change. Please reach out to if you have any questions. We encourage you to submit your application today!

Why Join Us?

  • Cincinnati Children’s is a recognized leader in improving child health.
  • The Anderson Center is committed to developing the next generation of leaders who will accelerate the trans­formation of health. Learn our approach and apply it in your system.
  • We deliver proven results. The I²S² course has developed more than 675 QI leaders, with 88 percent of I²S² projects driving real-time results in key areas by the end of the course.
  • Personal coaching between class sessions helps maximize learning and translates classroom teaching into action.
  • You can make a direct impact in areas such as safety, productivity, clinical outcomes, patient-family experience, cost / busi­ness process and community health. 

How We Guide Improvement

I²S² helps build a broader and deeper network of improvement leaders, brings about continued cultural transformation and develops skill and experience through the Model for Improvement as based on Deming’s “System of Profound Knowledge.” Participants work on a real project in their system to drive immediate improvements in care as they build their skills.