• Maryland Health Care Commission and IPFCC Collaboration on PFAC Guide

    IPFCC is seeking Maryland Ambulatory Practices to help provide feedback on a new Guide on PFACs and how they can help transform health care. If you or someone you know is affiliated with a practice that provides outpatient services, please contact Mary Minniti at
  • June 10th PFA Opioid Summit

    If you or a loved one has been impacted by the Opioid Epidemic, you may want to attend the PFA Summit on this topic on June 10th in Baltimore, MD.
  • PFCC.Connect Membership Drive - Raffle & Prizes

    IPFCC is encouraging new members to join PFCC.Connect by offering the following incentives:
    • For new members who are in the role of a patient family advisor, you will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of Words of Advice
    • For any current members of PFCC.Connect that recruit new members (especially patient and family advisors), you will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of Privileged Presence. Be sure and have your referrals enter your name into the registration field, "How did you hear about PFCC.Connect?"
    • And the individual who recruits the most new PFCC.Connect members by May 1 will receive a free IPFCC webinar registration.
  • May 1 Patient Safety Conference Scholarships Available

    Are you a patient or family advisor or patient advocate? You may be eligible for a reduced price ($99 registration) to attend this conference in Washington State. Open to those in Washington and Beyond. Check out the Discussion Post by EMILY WITTENHAGEN in PFCC.Connect for more information.
  • Seeking Advisors to Participate in Advisory Council on Patient Portals

    Are you interested in sharing your experience with patient portals?  The PFAnetwork and OpenNotes is partnering to convene the National IT Patient Family Advisory Council.  

    For more information or to compete an application, contact Libby Hoy.
  • Orme Partnership Achievement Award - Nominations Being Accepted until Feb. 2nd

    Let's Recognize Great's an opportunity!

    The Orme Partnership Achievement Award recognizes Patient Family Advisor and Healthcare Professional teams that are making improvements across care by mobilizing the partnership to create positive and sustainable change in your organization.  Do you have a project or program that really represents the power of partnering with healthcare organizations?  Maybe your PFAC started a rounding program this year, or maybe you are serving as a patient stakeholder on a research project that has really progressed the thinking of researchers and patient partners?  We want to celebrate your progress!  Please consider nominating a team, self nominations accepted.  

    Achievement Criteria:  Within the last 3 years
    1.      Nominees should demonstrate active partnership in co design of improvement efforts in healthcare.  

    2.      Nominees may represent hospitals, community based healthcare organizations and/or policy and research efforts.  

    3.      Nominees should be reflective of an established relationship, formal or informal, based in authentic collaboration and mutual respect, with the goal of improving healthcare for patients and families served at the organization.  

    Teams meeting the criteria will be recognized at the PFCC Annual Conference on March 12th in Los Angeles.

  • AIR Call for PCM Pilot Proposals

    Below is a message sent from the AIR PCM Pilot Projects Team: 

    What would health care measurement look like if it reflected what patients say they need and want?

    The American Institutes for Research (AIR) developed five principles for patient-centered measurement (PCM) to begin to answer that question. The five principles define the essential elements of patient-centered measurement as being: patient-driven, holistic, transparent, comprehensible & timely, and co-created.

    With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) ,AIR is seeking proposals for small-scale pilots that demonstrate ways to implement the five principles for patient-centered measurement in real-world setting. The goals of this program are to identify lessons learned and promising practices across a range of implementation strategies and to build momentum for further innovation across a community of patient-centered measurement stakeholders.

    AIR will award up to four 18-month pilot projects with funding up to $197,000 per pilot.

    How to Apply:

    For program details, the funding announcement, and complete instructions on how to apply, visit the program webpage.

    Letters of intent outlining proposed pilots are due by January 31, 2018. Selected applicants will receive an invitation in late February to submit a full proposal.

    For additional information, submit questions to or attend an optional applicant information webinar on Friday, January 19 from 1:00-2:00pm ET. Register for the webinar here.

    We look forward to receiving your ideas!

    PCM Pilots Project Team

  • PFAC Network Retired Today!

    PFAC Network, our first learning community connecting patient and family advisors and health care professionals and others passionate about patient- and family-centered care has been closed effective 12-22-2017.

    This new site PFCC.Connect will provide improved opportunities for you to learn together, share strategies, and pose questions to your peers. 

    If you have questions or need assistance, please feel free to reach out to myself or Annette Lee for assistance in getting the most out of this site's functionality and resources. 

    Thank you for continuing your membership in our PFCC learning community!
  • PFCC.Connect First Time Login

    If you are having trouble logging in the first time or receiving security warnings, please contact Annette Lee at IPFCC. She can be reached by email or by calling 301-652-0281. Thank you.
  • New Features on PFCC.Connect

    Go to your profile and complete it! Then look under My Network and see how many people have similar roles or backgrounds as you!