December 2017
Issue 108

IPFCC Events
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IPFCC is pleased to announce our plenary speakers, confirmed to date, for the 8th International Conference:
  • Dr. Leana Wen, Commissioner of Health
    Baltimore City Health Department - Baltimore, Maryland
  • Julia Lanham, Patient and Family Advocate, Sickle Cell Community Advisory Board
    Carolinas HealthCare System - North Carolina
  • Dr. Sarah Wakeman, Medical Director, Substance Use Disorders Initiative; Program Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship
    Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Harvard University - Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Tamela Milan-Alexander, Partnership and Outreach Worker
    Healthy Start Community Action Network - Chicago, Illinois
  • Dr. Toyin Ajayi, Chief Health Officer
    Sidewalk Labs' Care Lab - New York City, New York
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Baltimore Aerial Skyline June 11-13, 2018
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Baltimore, MD
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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 to your inbox.
Building on Hospital Experience to Support Advisors in Ambulatory Settings
Emory Healthcare (EHC), located in Atlanta, GA, has a decade of experience in engaging patients and families to influence culture change in its six hospitals. Now, EHC is using that experience to support the development of PFAs and PFACs in the system’s ambulatory settings.
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Resources and Opportunities
pfcc connect Join the Community!
Do you want to advance patient- and family-centered care in your organization but don’t know where to start? PFCC.Connect is IPFCC's new and improved FREE online learning community for anyone interested in PFCC.Connect with, learn from, and share ideas with others. With over 1500 members and growing, we encourage you to become a member and urge your colleagues and peers to join. Patient and family advisors in all settings of care are especially invited to become part of this exciting community.

Feature Spotlight: Complete your profile and automatically find other PFCC.Connect members 
with similar interests under “My Connections” > “Networks” 

If you were a previous PFACNetwork member and need assistance logging in to the new site, please contact Annette Lee at alee@ipfcc.org or at (301) 652-0281.

Patients Contributing to Their Doctors' Notes: Insights from Expert Interviews
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The November 14, 2017 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine includes an article titled, "Patients Contributing to Their Doctors' Notes: Insights from Expert Interviews." The interviews, conducted with health care experts, provided input to design pilot interventions of OurNotes with patients at four sites across the country.
Read an abstract of the article
IPFCC at Work
Introducing New IPFCC Staff — Pam Dardess and Cara Coleman
Pam joins IPFCC as Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Operations and will assist with IPFCC’s strategic planning and also be involved in consultation and training for other organizations. Prior to coming to IPFCC, Pam was a principal researcher at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) where her work focused on stakeholder engagement.
At IPFCC, Cara serves as the Patient and Family Partnerships Specialist for IPFCC’s PCORI-funded “Strengthening Diversity in Research Partnerships: Knowledge to Action” project. Cara also works as a Family Leader with other organizations, bringing her experience as the parent of Justice Hope, her daughter who had special healthcare needs. Cara headshot
Learn more about all of IPFCC's team
snow-1918794_1920 From all of us at IPFCC, we wish you and your families 
Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year! 
We can't wait to see what 2018 has in store!
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