October 2017
Issue 106

IPFCC Events
IPFCC's 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner on November 3rd
25th-anniversary-pinwheel Hear Margaret Murphy, Ireland's PFCC Ambassador, and Jim Conway, distinguished PFCC leader, speak at our Gala Dinner and congratulate the recipients of IPFCC's 2017 Partnership Award. There is still time to register! Join other guests committed to patient- and family-centered care at the National Press Club for this special night.

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IPFCC Leadership Forum
Are you interested in learning about leadership for patient engagement and patient- and family-centered care?
Are you a newer leader or do you want to enhance your knowledge and skills? Don't miss the opportunity to participate in an exciting discussion with exemplary, senior health care leaders as they explore what is needed in leadership of the future. This event will take place from 11am - 5pm on November 3rd before the Gala Dinner,
at the National Press Club.

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Our international Abstract Review Committee has finished its work and many innovative presentations and posters have been selected for the Conference program. Full details about the Conference program and agenda will be available in December.
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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.
 Centering on Both Healing and Wellness
Desert Senita Community Health Center serves more than 75% of the residents of Ajo, Arizona. To meet one of the pressing needs of its community, i.e. healthier lifestyles, the Center has developed innovative education and outreach programs.
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Resources and Opportunities
 New Guidelines for Perinatal Care 
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have recently published the 8th Edition of its Guidelines. Chapter One advocates that perinatal health care "should be oriented toward providing patient- and family-centered care."
Visit the AAP eBooks site to purchase the Guide.
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Family Involvement in Quality Improvement

Using the experience of the Vermont Oxford Network, this article reviews the history and explores the current practice of partnering with family advisors in neonatal intensive care, particularly involvement in quality improvement initiatives.
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The second episode of the AAP's "The Screen Scene" airs on October 24, 2-3PM CST. Listen in as experts discuss the importance of family-centered care in early childhood screening processes for developmental/behavioral concerns, maternal depression, and social determinants of health.
For more information and to register at no cost, visit http://bit.ly/2wTcMsD

IPFCC at Work
Improving Care for Patients with Serious Illness
With funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Oregon Health & Science University, in collaboration with six other institutions in the US and Canada, will explore team-based vs. primary care clinician-focused models for advance care planning with patients. IPFCC will help develop and implement the patient engagement component for this multi-year, multi-site research project.
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