Issue 137 | November/December 2020
IPFCC Events
Only a few weeks to go! For those of you who attended #IPFCCVirtual2020…don’t forget to view recordings and access IPFCC International Conference materials which are available through December 31st!

Upcoming Free Webinars

Addressing Behavioral Health Needs in the Time of COVID: Building Partnerships and Resiliency
January 21, 2021, Noon EDT
Upcoming PFCC.Connect Informal Conversations

PFCC Partnerships: Continuing Care Communities – Best Practice for Supporting Elders to Thrive in the Time of COVID
December 15, 2020, Noon EDT
TeleHealth Innovations: What We Are Learning About Partnerships with Patients, Residents, and Families
January 12, 2020, Noon EDT
IPFCC at Work
We're Going Virtual...
We are excited to announce that IPFCC has gone 100% virtual! We are closing our Bethesda, MD office this month. Our new mailing address is PO Box 6397, McLean, VA 22106-9998. Many of our staff have been working remotely for years and we remain committed to providing you with the same experience and support as always.
IPFCC CEO to Speak at the 2020 Kinderfonds Symposium Keeping Families Close
On December 11th, Bev Johnson, IPFCC President and CEO, will present “Patient and Family-Centered Care: A Vision for the Future in Challenging Times” for the closing plenary session at the 2020 virtual Kinderfonds Symposium Keeping Families Close. The symposium is sponsored by Ronald McDonald Kinderfonds in the Netherlands. Ronald McDonald Kinderfonds is celebrating its 35th anniversary of its mission to ensure that ill children and their families can be close to each other.  
Resources and Opportunities
Vizient Report: Connecting with Patients During COVID-19
Vizient and Sg2 released a report summarizing feedback from a series of activities held with patients and families from May through September. The purpose of the activities was to obtain their perspectives regarding health care delivery preferences and safety of health care services in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Policy Guidance for the Reintegration of Caregivers as Essential Care Partners
The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) partnered to conduct a “policy lab” with a broad range of stakeholders to develop policy guidance to support a safe and consistent approach for reintegrating essential care partners back into healthcare facilities, long-term care, and congregate care settings during a pandemic.
BMJ Article on Neonatal Unit Visitation Policies During COVID-19
This article examined parental perceptions of the impact of restricted visitation policies on neonatal intensive care units during the COVID-19 pandemic. Policies during the pandemic varied between units and over time. Parents reported significant impacts on their ability to be present, care for, and bond with their infants.
Recordings from Past Webinars & Informal Conversations

If you missed any previous webinars, you can check out all the recordings here.
If you missed previous Informal Conversations, we encourage you to listen to the recordings and access materials/slides at PFCC.Connect Library. Not a member? Join PFCC.Connect today!
Looking for additional information on patient- and family-centered care?