April 2018
Issue 112

IPFCC Events
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Join us in Charm City!
Join us for this exciting and informative Conference and benefit from the expertise of our presenters. While you are at the Conference, experience the best of Baltimore including the Inner Harbor, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the National Aquarium, museums, and Little Italy!
Learn more about things to do in Baltimore
Earn CEU Credits!
Credits are available for Physicians (18.25), Social Workers (16.5), and Patient Experience Personnel (16.5). Approval is pending for Nurses.

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June 11-13, 2018
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Baltimore, MD
With leadership support from With program support from
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Resources and Opportunities
Conference Scholarship Program for Consumer Empowerment download
The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) has just renewed its Conference Scholarship program, open to New York-based organizations, to receive up to $2,000 per person to cover registration and travel expenses to attend a patient/consumer empowerment conference. IPFCC’s upcoming 8th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care is an eligible conference under the scholarship program.
Access the application

Scholarships for IPFCC's Conference for Researchers and Advisors
A limited number of scholarships for two-person teams are available. Teams need to include a researcher and a patient or family partner who want to acquire knowledge and skills to collaborate in research with individuals from diverse communities. Email mabraham@ipfcc.org for more information.

The Handbook of Child Life

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The first edition of this handbook, edited by Richard H. Thompson, Ph.D., highlights important aspects of the work of child life – from its theoretical foundations to actual practice in settings including critical care and the Emergency Room. IPFCC’s President and CEO, Bev Johnson, was one of the co-authors of Chapter 6 titled, “Patient- and Family-Centered Care and the Implications for Child Life.”
Available from online booksellers

New eBook from NEJM Catalyst
This new eBook, The Critical Role of Clinical Leaders: Transforming Care Today and Tomorrow, brings together actionable data and firsthand accounts from clinical leaders on the NEJM Catalyst Insights Council. Key issue areas include leadership, the marketplace, care redesign, and patient engagement.
Get your copy here

IPFCC at Work
Thank You for Your Nominations!
The deadline is now closed for nominations for the Partnership Award. We are thrilled with the overwhelming response – and the quality and variety of the nominations. Come to IPFCC’s 8th International Conference where the winning teams will be honored.

pfcc connect Join for a Chance to Win!
Do you or someone you know want to connect with others (patient and family advisors, health care staff and clinicians or PFCC Coordinators) to learn together and share resources and ideas? PFCC.Connect the free online learning community could be just the ticket.

IPFCC is encouraging new members to join PFCC.Connect by offering the following incentives:
  • For new members who are in the role of a patient family advisor, you will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of Words of Advice.
  • For any current members of PFCC.Connect that recruit new members (especially patient and family advisors), you will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of Privileged Presence. Be sure and have your referrals enter your name into the registration field: How did you hear about PFCC.Connect?
  • And the individual who recruits the most new PFCC.Connect members by May 1 will receive a free IPFCC webinar registration.
Join PFCC.Connect Today!
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.
Peer Support Resources
Peer support can play an important role in enhancing primary care for patients and their families. IPFCC, with PCPCC, is now developing simple resources to introduce PTNs and practices to the benefits and use of peer support – and the networks that already exist. 
These resources will soon be available on both PCPCC’s and IPFCC’s websites.

The Value of Primary Care
Read PCPCC’s op-ed article published in The Hill on April 25, 2018. The article, “Primary Care is a Home Run for Both Sides of the Aisle,” states that primary care is “foundational” to enhancing the value of care and improving outcomes for patients. It also highlights states (e.g., Rhode Island, Oregon) where both regulatory and legislative strategies have been used to invest more in primary care.
Read the article
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