Individual philanthropy allows The Dartmouth Institute to realize our vision of achieving a sustainable patient and family-centered health care system committed to a healthy population worldwide. Your support will help address our greatest needs in research and student support. Unrestricted gifts will support our highest priorities, but gifts can also be designated for specific programs. Please contact us if you have any questions.
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice brings together researchers, educators, policy makers and practitioners to track what is happening in the U.S. health care system, advance understanding of the causes and consequences of poor performance, develop and spread innovative approaches to improving both health and health care, and educate a new generation of health professionals prepared to lead the transformation of health care delivery.
John E. Wennberg founded the Institute in 1988 as the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences. Building on his seminal work on small area variations in Vermont, the Institute is the home to the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, a series of reports and interactive maps that document the remarkable variations in practice and spending observed across U.S. regions, commu- nities and hospitals. The faculty of the Institute led path-breaking research that challenged conventional wisdom in health care and led to many key insights that are now guiding public and private efforts to achieve a sustainable, patient-centered, high performing health care system.