Issue 161 | February 2023

IPFCC Events

Upcoming PFCC.Connect Informal Conversations

Join us on February 28th from 12-1 pm EST for PFAC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Recruitment Strategies. Pam Dardess, Vice President for Strategic Operations, and Marie Abraham, Vice President, Programming and Publications will facilitate the discussion.

PFCC.Connect, IPFCC’s free online learning network, is sponsored by:

Resources and Opportunities

Patient Perspectives Inform ACP Guideline for Major Depressive Disorder Treatment

A “Guideline for Nonpharmacologic and Pharmacologic Treatments of Adults in the Acute Phase of Major Depressive Disorder,” was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and included a patient partner as co-author. The Guideline was developed by the ACP Clinical Guidelines Committee. The ACP Guidelines Public Panel provided patient perspectives. Access the Guideline here.

Considering Disability in Social Determinants of Health Referrals

“Considering Disability in Social Determinants of Health Referrals” describes Children's Specialized Hospital's work to address social determinants of health screening by integrating real-time referrals into clinical practice, with a focus on accessibility. Children's Specialized also works with Family Faculty, paid family partners who help align social services offerings with the unique needs of families of kids with disabilities. Access the article here.

The Impact of Being Black While Living with a Chronic Condition: Inpatient Perspectives

LaToshia Rouse, IPFCC faculty and consultant, co-authored a powerful article in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, "The Impact of Being Black While Living with a Chronic Condition: Inpatient Perspectives." The article describes the experiences of Black patients in the hospital. It is also a part of the American Board of Pediatrics' strategic initiative on mental health, the Roadmap Project, which aims to improve emotional health in children and youth with chronic conditions and in their families. Read the article here.

Primary Care Advocates Raise Awareness for Health Care Reform 

Patients for Primary Care (P4PC) addresses the need for greater investment in primary care to provide better health care access for all communities. Learn more from their personal experiences that raise awareness of the benefits of high-quality primary care. Visit their website here.

Pinwheel Sponsors

Pinwheel Sponsors…Renew or Join Today!

Support our efforts to transform the practice of patient- and family-centered care and ensure that patients and families are essential partners in all settings across the continuum of care by renewing or becoming a 2023 Pinwheel Sponsor. Your organization will receive national and international recognition of your commitment to patient- and family-centered care in addition to other benefits, including a complimentary, one-hour “Connection Call” to discuss patient- and family-centered care issue(s) with an IPFCC leader.


If you have questions or thoughts regarding IPFCC’s program areas, please reach out to Bev Johnson at For more information visit our Pinwheel Sponsor Program or contact Sherry Hajec at


Access the online application here.

Special Thanks to Our 2023 Pinwheel Sponsors Renewals!

Akron Children's Hospital

Augusta University Health

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Children's Mercy Kansas City

Children’s Specialized Hospital

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Hasbro Children's Hospital

IWK Health Centre

Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center

MHA Keystone Center

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 

Providence Health Care

Stanford Health Care

University of Miami Health System