Announcements

  • Parent Mentor Learning Collaborative Seeking Participant

    Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health has funded a grant to expand the work of the California Parent Mentor Learning Collaborative to children's hospitals outside of California. The grant is intended to assist children's hospitals to develop or enhance the role of the Parent Mentor working directly with health care teams in inpatient and clinic settings. Participants will attend co-learning meetings; be able to access Parent Mentor program materials and have Packard staff visit their site. There is no direct budget cost to the participant. There are 6 slots available. If you are interested please contact Karen Wayman at Kwayman@stanfordchildrens.org
  • Orme Partnership Achievement Award

    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 February 4 in Los Angeles. 

    More information on the PFCC Annual Conference can be found here
  • PCPCC Conference Scholarships Available for Patient Family Advisors/Advocates

    You may be eligible for a scholarship! Read more about it:L

    Dear TCPi Colleagues,

     

    Are You Committed to Improving the Future of Primary Care?

     

    We are inviting you to the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) Annual Conference, Key Policies to Elevate Primary Care on November 8, 2018, in Washington, DC.

     

    Featured by innovation and policy leaders, this premier event will allow you to explore key strategies to elevate primary care through educational sessions and in-depth discussions on how we can make our vision for primary care—one that is person-centered, team-based, and community-aligned—a reality.

     Attendees will learn ways to spread and scale our vision of primary care through evidence-based policies, benefit design changes, and patient-family engagement efforts.

     
    ***We are also offering conference registration scholarships to select TCPI participants to join us in Washington, DC. Learn more about the scholarships, who is eligible, and the way to apply.

    Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018 - November 

    Location: Capital Hilton; 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 

    Registration: http://www.pcpccevents.com/

  • Welcome!

    The Canadian Patient Engagement Network is a community for anyone passionate about patient engagement or patient-centred care with a focus on patient safety. This is a place to share, learn, help and get help in real time. We aim to build individual and system capacity, reducing duplication of efforts, and increasing collaboration. Safe healthcare for all Canadians requires everyone's involvement.

    Look forward to a great experience together!
    Ioana
  • Exclusive Conversation for our PFCC.Connect Members!

    Do you have a peer support program that engages patients and families to support their needs? Have you received peer support for a health condition?
    We are hosting an informal conversation to explore this important topic exclusively for our PFCC.Connect members! Join the conversation, learn from others and help expand our collective view of the critical role peer support can play in healing and in helping individuals in being the most important member of their health care team!  The conversation will be moderated by Mary Minniti, IPFCC Senior Policy and Program Specialist. She will be joined by Deborah Dokken, IPFCC Coordinator for Patient and Family Partnerships.
  • 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 mminniti@ipfcc.org
  • 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 Partnerships...here'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 PCMpilots@air.org 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
    PCMpilots@air.org

  • 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 alee@ipfcc.org 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 alee@ipfcc.org or by calling 301-652-0281. Thank you.