Issue 145 | August 2021
IPFCC Events
Upcoming Webinar
Better Together: Recommitting to Family Presence
August 25, 2021, Noon ET

Recommit to family presence, even as the pandemic evolves! Learn how leaders from Luminis Health and Healthcare Excellence Canada have developed strategies and tools to return to safely supporting families as essential care partners.

It’s not too late to register for IPFCC’s free webinar presented tomorrow, August 25th from 12 – 1:30 pm EDT and join other organizations in recommitting to family presence! A recording of his webinar will be available here.
Upcoming PFCC.Connect Informal Conversation

Re-Energizing Partnerships Amid COVID’s Resurgence
September 15, 2021, Noon ET
With cases of COVID skyrocketing, health care workers, patients, families, and communities are bracing for a difficult fall. What can patient- and family-centered care concepts offer as an approach to heal divisions and rebuild partnerships? How can respect and dignity for all, useful affirming information sharing, and support for meaningful participation and collaboration help us be resilient at this time? Join us for this informal discussion, led by IPFCC’s Mary Minniti.
Resources and Opportunities
AHA Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community – Now Recruiting

American Hospital Association (AHA) is currently recruiting teams for a 7-month, virtual learning program from hospital-based, ambulatory care, and long-term care settings to join the next, freely available Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community, convening this September. Learn more about the benefits of joining the Action Community in this invitation guide.

For more on Age-Friendly Health Systems, an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in partnership with the AHA and Catholic Health Association of the United States, visit this webpage or email with inquiries.
New Book and Newsletter from Dr. Leana Wen
Dr. Leana Wen, former Baltimore City health commissioner, and IPFCC’s 8th International Conference plenary speaker has published a new book, Lifelines: A Doctor's Journey in the Fight for Public Health. Dr. Wen has been a leading voice during the COVID-19 pandemic, and now she offers this memoir sharing her personal story and chronicling her team's work in Baltimore to tackle the opioid epidemic, improve maternal and child health, and address violence as a public health issue. You can order the book from your local bookstore or from this link here. 

Dr. Wen also launched The Weekly Checkup with Dr. Wen, which will “recap major news headlines and highlight key scientific studies” in the Washington Post. Sign up for the newsletter here.
Addressing Food Insecurity and Family-Centered Care

An article in the May/June 2021 issue of Pediatric Nursing journal describes the Family Food Support Program launched by Stanford Children’s Community Partnerships Program in May 2020 to respond to needs during the pandemic. In its first year of operation, this innovative program distributed more than 2,500 cafeteria vouchers, almost 2,000 snack bags, and other resources to caregivers at the bedside. Funding was provided by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and Stanford Children’s Community Partnerships Program. Read the article here
Recordings from IPFCC Past Webinars & Informal Conversations

Expanding the Patient and Family Voice - Innovations and Learnings in the Virtual Space
June 29th, Noon ET
Missed a previous IPFCC webinar? Access all webinar recordings on-demand here, including webinars on COVID-19.

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!