July 2020
Issue 134

IPFCC Events
IPFCC_2020_Conference_Banner_Virtual_Final2_150dpiIPFCC's 9th International Conference is One Month Away!
The full program brochure is available on our Conference website. Download to learn about the rich and varied sessions and posters that will be presented. Share the brochure with colleagues. We encourage you to attend the live sessions, but you will also have on-demand access to view session recordings and posters at your convenience until the end of 2020! Download the brochure.

Upcoming Free Pre-Conference Webinars
Join us for two free pre-conference webinars to hear about important and timely topics, as well as get a preview of the virtual Conference! Register for both the webinars and the Conference to be eligible for special prizes!
  • July 21st at 12pm ET – A Conversation About the Opioid Epidemic and Current Approaches to Address This Crisis
    Register Here
  • July 30th at 12pm ET – Creating Your Telehealth Platform Hand in Hand with Patients: The Cambridge Health Alliance Story
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Spotlight on Conference Leadership Sponsor
Single NoteIPFCC’s 9th International Conference leadership sponsor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was recently featured in a NEJM Catalyst article “Critical Insights from Patients during the Covid-19 Pandemic”and on CNBC.com for their innovative partnerships with patients and families. 
Single Note
We promised to bring Nashville to you! Attend our Virtual Conference and learn more about Vanderbilt University Medical Center and exciting aspects of the “Music City” with special guests, prizes, and more! 
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Don't Miss These Conference Sessions
Jeff Brady
Susan Edgman-Levitan 2
On August 18th at 1:30 pm ET, national leaders, Dr. Jeffrey Brady, Director of the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Susan Edgman-Levitan, Executive Director at the MGH Stoeckle Center for Primary Care, will present Primary Care: New Opportunities for Enhancing Safety and Access. This will include an overview of the National Steering Committee on Patient Safety’s overarching recommendations with an emphasis on strategies for engaging patients and families in reducing harm.  
On August 20th at 3:00 pm ET, a plenary session, Addressing Trauma, Fostering Equity, Building Community Resilience, will be presented by Dr. Wendy R. Ellis, Director of the Center for Community Resilience, Sumner Redstone Global Center for Prevention & Wellness at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University.
Wendy Ellis

National Academy of Medicine
Bev Johnson, IPFCC President and CEO, presented Partnering with Patients and Families in Planning Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic for the Culture and Inclusiveness Action Collaborative of the National Academy of Medicine on July 7, 2020.


NYS Health Foundation Grant: Supporting PFCC Practices and Strategies in the Time of COVID-19
With funding from the New York State Health Foundation, IPFCC is leading a nine-month project to serve as a resource and “clearinghouse” for up-to-date, easily accessible, information about ways to stay grounded in PFCC core concepts during COVID-19. A focus will be on adult health care settings including continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) as well as in hospitals, primary care and ambulatory environments. A series of informal conversations and webinars will support strong partnerships between patients, residents, and families and their healthcare teams. The next event will be held August 10th at noon ET. For more information, contact Mary Minniti.
Resources and Opportunities

Partnering with Minority Patients and Families on Health Care During COVID-19
On July 29th at 12pm ET, Bev Johnson will participate in a conversation about Partnering with Minority Patients and Families During COVID-19, as part of the New York State Health Foundation's webinar series, “Practically Speaking.” Register for the webinar to learn more about strategies and resources for meaningful, effective collaboration with people of color to bring about change and improvement in health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Telehealth in Pediatric Primary Care
In the July 13, 2020 issue of JAMA Pediatrics, a Viewpoint article titled “A Defining Moment for Pediatric Primary Care Telehealth” discusses the opportunity now offered for the pediatric community to define the use of telehealth. According to the authors, primary care telehealth offers “multiple” advantages that can improve family experience, support value-based care, and align in other ways with the quadruple aim. Read the article
Health Equity
On July 13th, NEJM Catalyst published an insightful article “Hundreds of Days of Action as a Start to Address Hundreds of Years of Inequity.” The author, Dr. Maulik Joshi, President and CEO of Meritus Health includes actionable steps to address health inequity and racism. Read the article

pfcc connect Upcoming & Past Conversations
On July 28th at noon ET, join us for the next PFCC.Connect Informal conversation on
PFCC and Pediatric Partnerships during COVID-19 – Parent Navigator Programs and Emerging Issues. A more in-depth discussion of Parent Navigator Programs will be led by parent advisors on staff at Children’s National Hospital. Open time will be provided to explore emerging issues in the pediatric environment as COVID-19 continues. Register here.

Another event in the same pediatric series will be a free webinar held on August 13, at noon ET, Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Children. This free webinar will address the anxiety and uncertainty experienced by children during the pandemic and share new resources and strategies developed in the field. Watch for upcoming information about registration.

If you missed any past conversations, recordings and materials are available in the PFCC.Connect Library.
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