The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent population health research center at UW Medicine, part of the University of Washington, that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world's most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. IHME makes this information freely available so that policymakers have the evidence they need to make informed decisions about how to allocate resources to best improve population health.
IHME aspires to make available to the world high-quality information on population health, its determinants, and the performance of health systems. We seek to achieve this directly, by catalyzing the work of others, and by training researchers as well as policymakers.
Our mission is to improve the health of the world’s populations by providing the best information on population health.
IHME’s research is organized around answering three critical questions that are essential to understanding the current state of population health and the strategies necessary to improve it.
- What are the world's major health problems?
- How well is society addressing these problems?
- How do we best dedicate resources to maximize health improvement?