October 2020
Issue 136

IPFCC Events
For those of you who attended #IPFCCVirtual2020…don’t forget that you can view recordings and access Conference materials until December 31st!

Upcoming Free Webinars
  • Patient- and Family-Centered Care and Pediatric Partnerships during COVID-19: Moving Forward with New Learnings and Strategies
    October 29, 2020, Noon EDT
    Register here

  • PFCC Partnerships in Long-Term Care during COVID-19
    November 12, 2020, Noon EDT
    Register here
Upcoming PFCC.Connect Informal Conversations
  • PFCC and Pediatric Partnerships during COVID-19: Ambulatory Surgery Amid COVID – Best Practices for Safety and Care
    October 27, 2020, Noon EDT
    Register here


PCORI Engagement Award 
IPFCC has been selected for Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award funding for the project, “Engaging Underserved Urban Communities in Research: Addressing Challenges in the Context of COVID-19.” We are fortunate to be partnering with Smart from the Start, a multi-generational family support and community engagement organization working with underserved communities in Boston and Washington, DC. Tools and resources describing strategies for creating partnerships in research will be developed and made available to the public.
Resources and Opportunities

Funding from the DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation announces the availability of funding for research and evidence-based practice (EBP) projects in two areas: (1) Address Health Equity and (2) Improving Treatment of Patients with Auto-Immune Diseases or Cancer. Both funding opportunities are available to nurses and nurse-led teams. For more information, visit here.

Did You Have COVID-19? Share Your Experience with JHU Researchers
CovidGroupIPFCC is a partner to Johns Hopkins University on their PCORI Engagement Award titled “Engagement in pandemic times: Partnering with patients and caregivers affected by COVID-19 to advance patient-centered outcomes research." Johns Hopkins is looking to partner with people who had COVID-19 and who have an underlying medical condition (e.g., high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic lung disease), as well as their family caregivers. Interested participants will be invited to join 1-2 conversations, either online or by phone, to share their experiences and thoughts about COVID-19. An honorarium of $50 would be provided. If you would like to learn more information about participating in this study, please contact Jamia Saunders by phone at 410‐637‐4389 or by email at REPAIRCOVID19@jhu.edu.

Society to Improve Diagnosis PFAC Guides

The Society to Improve Diagnosis (SIDM) released two PFAC guides with promising practices for use by PFACs and leadership in hospitals and health systems. Each guide provides education about diagnostic errors and tangible ideas and suggestions for PFACs and leadership to employ as they work to tackle diagnostic quality and safety issues. View the guides here

New Report: Experiences of Nursing Home Residents During the Pandemic
Altarum released a special report sharing results from a national online survey conducted with nursing home residents. Survey findings reveal that social interactions and activities outside and within nursing homes have dropped sharply. The report includes recommendations for specific innovative distance socializing strategies to implement as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Read the report here.

Recordings from Past Webinars & Informal Conservations

PFCC Partnerships: Focusing on Vulnerable Populations in the Pandemic: Challenges, Strengths, and Effective Strategies
October 13, 2020 
View here

If you missed any previous webinars, you can check out all the recordings here

pfcc connect

If you missed previous Informal Conversations, we encourage you to listen to the recordings and access materials/slides at PFCC.Connect Library. Join PFCC.Connect today!


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