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Sharing Common Ground: Achieving the Triple Aim Through Peer Support Programs

In health care today, we need to meet goals that seem incompatible: improve patient experience, expand access, and improve quality while also reducing cost. Peer support is a mechanism for achieving all of these outcomes. Using examples from successful programs representing a wide range of health conditions, the mechanisms of peer support will be explored. Early steps to establishing a new program will be highlighted and resources provided to start, improve or expand peer support. Get more details and register.


Joan Forte

Joan Forté, MBA, BSN
JForté Consulting

Better Together: Changing the Concept of Families as "Visitors" in Hospitals

Family members who are present and participate in decision-making and care of their hospitalized loved one contribute to better safety and outcomes, greater patient satisfaction, and reduced rates of readmissions. Join this webinar to explore IPFCC’s campaign, Better Together: Partnering with Families, and learn about the rationale, tools, and support that will help you change restrictive visitation policies.


Deborah Dokken

Deborah Dokken, MPA

Alfreda Weaver

Alfreda Weaver, MSA, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals

Words That Transform the Patient Experience

The words we use to advance our patient experience strategies have a powerful impact on our aspirations, team engagement and our results. Language has the power to shift the conversation and is a key ingredient in transforming the patient, family and care team experience. In this session, you will find keywords that propel your patient experience conversations, instead of limiting your capacity for breakthroughs. You will also identify concrete language skills and words that enable employees and physicians to build relationships quickly and strengthen engagement and partnership and communicate with empathy and compassion to reduce patient and family anxiety and suffering. Participants will come away with strategies for engaging the entire healthcare team in choosing and using language that elevates the patient experience to a breakthrough level.


Jill Golde

Jill Golde, MS
Language of Caring, LLC

A Beginner's Guide to Patient- and Family-Centered Care

Patient- and family-centered care (PFCC) is based on mutually beneficial partnerships among patients, families, and health care professionals. Join this webinar to get a beginner’s overview about this approach to care and how to turn key concepts into action. Learn fundamental strategies for applying PFCC in your setting, explore ideas for engaging patients and families as advisors, and find out how partnerships with patients and families can improve quality, safety, and the experience of care. This presentation is a helpful educational program for those new to PFCC..


Marie Abraham

Marie Abraham, MA

Julie Moretz

Julie G. Moretz, BS
Augusta University Medical Center

Diverse Voices Matter: Improving Diversity in PFACs

Many healthcare organizations lack a formal method to deeply understand and evaluate diverse patient and family experiences. Understanding care experiences of patients and families from minority racial and ethnic groups is essential to improving pervasive disparities. This webinar will strengthen healthcare organizations’ abilities to advance health equity by sharing strategies and tools that help recruit and retain diverse populations in patient and family advisory councils (PFAC)t.


Kendra Jones

Kendra Jones, BSN, RN
University of Minnesota; Columbia College

Amy Burzinski

Amy Burzinski
Thomas Jefferson University

Patient and Family Involvement in Change of Shift Report

Change of shift report is the time when responsibility and accountability for the care of a patient is transferred from one nurse to another. Bringing nurse change of shift report to the bedside is integral to enhancing patient safety. Yet, discussion of the patient with the patient and/or family present raises several challenges for nursing staff. Join Terry Griffin to learn strategies for supporting patient and/or family inclusion in change of shift report.


Terry Griffin

Terry Griffin, MS, APN-BC
St. Alexius Medical Center