January 2018
Issue 109

IPFCC Events
Conference Banner
Program Brochure Available for the
8th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Promoting Health Equity and Reducing Disparities 

IPFCC's 8th International Conference will be held in Baltimore, MD, June 11 – 13, 2018. This is an inspiring and informative event showcasing exemplary programs that promote partnerships with patients, families, and communities to transform health care and improve quality, safety, and experience of care.
Download the Program Brochure and Register Now
June 11-13, 2018
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Baltimore, MD
With leadership support from With program support from
logoJohnsHopkinsMedicineHorizontal logoPCORI

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 to your inbox. Some stories describe programs that have just begun; others describe more well-developed programs.
Applying Inpatient Experience to Ambulatory Clinics
VCU Health, an integrated health care system in Richmond, VA, includes VCU Medical Center, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond, and 77 ambulatory clinics enrolled in TCPI. Utilizing four years of experience in inpatient settings, the system is now embedding the patient and family voice into ambulatory care.
Read more
VCU Health Brand
Resources and Opportunities
National Health Council Workshop
On February 15, 2018, the National Health Council will host a one day workshop in Washington, DC, for patient advocacy organizations on engaging in quality measurement, programs, and research. Registration is FREE for patient advocacy organizations (Scholarships are also available to help support attendance at the program.)
To RSVP and for more information, visit the NHS website.

Funding for Pilot Projects in Patient-Centered Measurement

With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), American Institutes for Research (AIR) is seeking proposals for small-scale pilots that demonstrate ways to implement the five principles for patient-centered measurement in real-world settings. AIR will award up to four, 18-month pilots with funding of up to $197,000 per pilot.
Visit their website for more information on eligibility and the application process.

IPFCC at Work
Pinwheel Sponsorship
Over the years, IPFCC has relied on its organizational Pinwheel Sponsors for support to further its mission. Current Pinwheel Sponsors may renew their sponsorship by completing this online application. To take advantage of the many discounts available to Pinwheel Sponsors, you may also become a Pinwheel Sponsor by using that same online application.

2018 IPFCC Partnership Award

Last year, IPFCC initiated the 2017 Partnership Award, recognizing innovative partnerships among patients, families and health care professionals. Because of the success of the 2017 program, IPFCC is now announcing the nomination process for the 2018 Partnership Award. Online nominations must be received no later than March 26, 2018; winning teams will be honored at the 8th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care in June 2018.
Komansky simulation, image1 (1)

pfcc connect Calling All Patient and Family Advisors!
Do you wish you could broaden your horizons beyond your own hospital or clinic with information about what others advisors are doing? PFCC.Connect is IPFCC's new and improved FREE online learning community for anyone interested in connecting with, learning from, and sharing ideas with others. Everybody is welcome to join but patient and family advisors in all settings of care are especially invited to become part of this exciting community! 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.

Sick, Scared, & Separated from Loved Ones: A Pathway to Improvement in New York City


The recently-released 3rd edition of this report presents findings and recommendations based on a review of visiting policies and website communications for the 49 acute care hospitals in New York City with 100 or more "staffed beds." As part of its Better Together initiative, IPFCC provided training and follow-up coaching to a number of NYC hospitals, reviewed in the report, to change policy and practice to support family presence and participation. If you are interested in changing the concept of families as visitors to families as allies for quality and safety, contact Deborah Dokken at ddokken@ipfcc.org.
Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care
6917 Arlington Road, Suite 309 • Bethesda, MD 20814