The Healthcare Improvement Group at USF is a local chapter of the national Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Our mission is to improve the quality of healthcare in a variety of settings for all patients. We strive to work together with health and public health practitioners in a number of different fields. Using case-based discussions, interactive group exercises, research connections and hands-on simulations at monthly group meetings and journal clubs, we aim to not just bring awareness to aspects of our healthcare system in need of change, but to also enact the changes that are needed. The healthcare system is large and daunting, but with passion, patience and persistence, we hope to make a difference one step at a time.