September 2017
Issue 105

IPFCC Events
IPFCC's 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner on November 3rd
Please join us to celebrate IPFCC's 25 years of leadership and honor Bev Johnson, President and CEO.
Hear from special guest speakers:

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Former lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health and Senior Vice-President of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, currently retired.

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External Lead Advisor for the World Health Organization's Patients for Patient Safety (PFPS), originally from Cork, Ireland.

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IPFCC Leadership Forum
Participate in a dynamic discussion with current health care leaders—senior executives and patient and family leaders—to explore essential competencies and roles needed in leadership of the future. This event will take place from 11am - 5pm before the Gala Dinner at the National Press Club.

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8th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care:
Promoting Health Equity and Reducing Disparities
Thank you to all who submitted abstracts for the conference. Our Abstract Review Committee members are hard at work reading them. Decisions will be sent out to all abstract submitters in October.
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June 11-13, 2018

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Baltimore, MD
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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.
 Improving Self-Management for Patients with Diabetes
Venice Family Clinic (VFC), located in Venice Beach, CA, serves over 24,800 patients across 10 clinical sites. Utilizing Patient and Family Engagement Metrics, the Clinic improved its process for monitoring and providing follow-up care for patients with uncontrolled diabetes.
Read More


Resources and Opportunities
PCPCC SAN ‘Primary Care Innovations’ Conference Scholarships
The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) is offering registration scholarships to advisors and 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.

Families' Role in Preventing Infections at Home
A recent article in Kaiser Health News highlights the important role of family caregivers in preventing life-threatening bloodstream infections at home and the need to provide comprehensive training before discharge.
Read the article

Explore the OpenNotes website for a variety of resources for patients and health professionals, including a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) Toolkit, free to download.

IPFCC at Work
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PFCC and OpenNotes
On Friday, October 20th, IPFCC is partnering with OpenNotes to conduct a one-day meeting in Washington, DC for health systems in the Mid-Atlantic region about the importance of sharing clinical notes in ambulatory care settings. Experienced faculty members will discuss the benefits of sharing clinical notes, practical strategies in implementation in health systems, and best practices for partnering with patient and family advisors.
Learn more and register here

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Better Together: Partnering with Families
A Learning Community for Hospitals in New York State
With funding from the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth), IPFCC will collaborate with the New York Public Research Interest Group (NYPIRG) on a two-year initiative to work with 15-20 New York hospitals to change policies and practices to better support family presence and participation.

If you are interested in participating in the Better Together Learning Community or need more information, contact Bev Johnson or Deborah Dokken at IPFCC, (301) 652-0281.

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