August 2017
Issue 104

IPFCC Events
8th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care:
Promoting Health Equity and Reducing Disparities
Mark your calendars! Next year's Conference will feature programs and strategies that address disparities in health and health care, as well as programs that are dedicated to collaboration among health care professionals, patients, and families to address the complex challenges in health care today.
Baltimore Aerial Skyline June 11-13, 2018
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Baltimore, MD
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IPFCC's 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner
Please join us to celebrate IPFCC’s 25 years of leadership to ensure that partnerships among patients, families, and health care professionals are at the heart of health care and to honor IPFCC President & CEO Bev Johnson’s visionary leadership that is transforming health care world wide.
November 3, 2017
National Press Club
Washington, DC

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Upcoming Webinars
PFCC in the Field 
IPFCC is partnering with the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) as part of its Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) Support Alignment Network (SAN).
This section brings stories from the field, from this initiative and others, right into your inbox.
 Building on a Strong Past to Influence the Future
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has over 132 patient and family advisors, serving on 12 advisory councils and 33 committees across the system. Using that experience, UAMS is now working with outpatient specialty providers to help strengthen patient and family engagement (PFE), through a variety of mechanisms, including shared decision-making.
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Jesse Gatewood, UAMS Patient/Family Advisor

Resources and Opportunities
Partnerships in Research
toolbox lightbulb Check out IPFCC's new Toolbox for Creating Sustainable Partnerships with Patients and Families in Research to engage patient and family advisors in research efforts at your organization!

Hospital Compare
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated its 
Hospital Compare website to provide information on hospital return days (number of days a patient spends back in a hospital after getting discharged). A new video provides information on hospital return days, and why this is important for patients and families to know about!

PCPCC SAN ‘Primary Care Innovations’ Conference Scholarships
The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) is offering registration scholarships to advisors or staff from TCPI practices to attend its Annual Conference, Primary Care Innovations: Putting Shared Principles into Practice, being held in Washington, DC on October 11-12, 2017. 
Contact Liza Greenberg, PCPCC SAN Project Director for details. 

IPFCC at Work
Streamlining Pinwheel Pages
We are now publishing Pinwheel Pages in a shorter format. Each issue will feature four sections with short introductions to articles, resources, or other information. Readers interested in more detail can simply click on an associated link. Let us know how you like the change!

Introducing Annette Lee
Annette headshot Annette recently joined IPFCC’s staff as the Health Care Program and Communications Specialist. A recent graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in Public Health Science, she will be working on coordinating and hosting webinars, managing our social media accounts, and assisting with the production of these monthly Pinwheel Pages.

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