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Tuesday Sep 17, 2019 03:00 pm EDT
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Often, our current health care environment seems too complex – with too many competing priorities. Some days, it’s hard to find our “true north” – to really focus on patients who need care and their families.

“Our patients and their families are an abundant source of wisdom as we navigate the stormy seas of health care delivery. To go it alone without their partnership is foolish and unwise.”

(Joseph Bianco, MD, Essentia)

Join the “North Star” webinar to celebrate patient and family partnerships created in TCPi and explore possibilities for the next phase of transformational change.


Wednesday Sep 18, 2019 08:00 am EDT
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The Official 2019 PCORI Annual Meeting Website Launches on Monday, June 3
As part of this year's theme, "Making a Difference: Using Patient-Centered Research Results in the Real World," attendees at the two-and-a-half-day conference will learn about how patients, researchers, clinicians, payers, and others across the healthcare community are working to make health research more useful and relevant. In addition, hear about the latest results of PCORI-funded research and efforts to promote their use in practice, and find out how our unique approach to engaging patients and other stakeholders in the work we do is changing the way health research is conducted. Attendees can also hear about how PCORI can best serve the healthcare community into the future.
When the official annual meeting website launches on June 3, you’ll be able to register to attend the meeting and reserve rooms at the conference site hotel at special discounted rates. We look forward to seeing you in September. For questions about the conference, email [email protected].
Poster Presentations: Call for Submissions
PCORI invited research awardees and project partners to submit an abstract for a poster presentation highlighting their engagement activities and lessons learned. We also invited interested PCORnet Network Partners to consider presenting posters highlighting innovative developments within PCORnet that are useful for stakeholders and others looking to use PCORnet for research. The submissions deadline for poster presentations has passed. Awardees and project partners will be notified of their submission status in May.
PCORI Annual Meeting: Patient Scholarship
Once again, PCORI offered scholarship opportunities for patients, caregivers, and patient representatives to attend the Annual Meeting. This was a competitive opportunity with a limited number of scholarships. PCORI seeks to ensure fair representation of historically underrepresented and minority patient communities, diverse geographic representation, and a mix of new and returning PCORI Annual Meeting attendees. The application deadline for the scholarship opportunity has passed and applicants will be notified of their scholarship award status in May.

Thursday Sep 19, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
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Patient and Family Advisors can be trusted partners in training/educating health care professionals and staff about PFCC and key aspects of care from the patient perspective. While this role is not for everyone, advisors who participate in new hire orientation or as patient or family members in simulation can add a valuable perspective. 

Do you serve as a PFA in a training role? How did your organization support and prepare you for this role? If you are involved in developing training programs at your organization, how have you utilized PFAs to enhance the training experience? What have been the benefits and challenges of incorporating PFAs into training programs? Bring your ideas, questions, and strategies to our conversation. 

These informal conversations are participatory in nature, building on the experience and strengths of those who join the call. We do not do a presentation but rather let the discussion be guided by what the participants want to learn more about through the sharing of our collective experiences. Come join the conversation to learn from others and to share your successes and challenges. Mary Minniti, Senior Policy and Program Specialist, and Pam Dardess, Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives and Operations, will facilitate this discussion.

Thursday Sep 19, 2019 02:30 pm EDT
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Join us for the webinar “Primary Care Measurement: What’s Working and What’s Not” as Rebecca Etz, PhD, Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Population Health and Co-Director, The Larry A. Green Center, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, Vice President, Clinical Policy, American College of Physicians, discuss the pros and cons of the person-centered primary care measure and how it can be utilized to assesses the aspects of care thought to represent high-value primary care by patients, clinicians, and payers.

We will also hear from Jay Lee, MD, Director of Primary Care, CareMore who will discuss what the measure means for him and his patients.

Wednesday Oct 2, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
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Join us for the webinar, "Patient Portals and Primary Care: What use of a portal could mean for your patients" as Mary Reed, DrPH, research scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research presents findings from some of her latest research on patient portal use. She will be joined by Lisa Letourneau, MD, MPH, an experienced physician and public health advocate to hear the physician perspective on the findings, as well as a patient who was involved in conducting the research. The three will discuss what these findings mean for different stakeholders and the importance of patient-centered research.

Saturday Oct 5, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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The 2019 CHAMPS/NWRPCA Annual Primary Care Conference will be held in Seattle, WA October 5-8, 2019.  Please check this website again in the spring of 2019 for more details.



CHAMPS and Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA) welcomed attendees, exhibitors, and presenters from across the nation at this past year’s Annual Primary Care Conference held October 20-23, 2018 in Denver, CO. Participants enjoyed formal and informal networking and educational opportunities with the Western Clinicians Network (WCN) as well as clinicians, board members, and administrative staff from health centers, Primary Care Associations, governmental offices, and related organizations in Regions VIII (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming) and X (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington), and across the country.

The 2018 conference theme was “Region 18 in 2018: Elevation Through Innovation,” reflecting the continued growth and contributions of community health in Regions VIII and X and the strides we continue to make through partnership and collaboration.

Tuesday Oct 8, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
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Member suggestions for discussion topics are welcome.  Please contact Chris Adamec, Director of Policy for PCPCC with ideas or any questions at [email protected] or 202-640-1212.

Thursday Oct 17, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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CPCA provides this annual informative and empowering program for our membership, partners, and collaborators to enable attendees to learn from one another and honor those who have been instrumental through the year in addressing the serious healthcare concerns facing California's uninsured, low-income, and minority communities. This year's 900+ attendees will include key decision makers and leadership from hundreds of health centers across the state.


Health Center Executive Leadership, Operations Personnel, Medical Directors, Clinicians/Providers, Clinical Leadership, Care Team Members, Policy and Legislative Advocates, State & Regional Primary Care Partners, Health Center Board Members and other CHC key decision makers.

Monday Nov 18, 2019 09:00 am EST
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NACHC’s PCA and HCCN Con­fer­ence is the only con­fer­ence of its kind specif­i­cally tar­get­ing both state PCAs and HCCNs, with an audi­ence of 200–225 atten­dees from across the coun­try where nearly every state is rep­re­sented.

PCAs and HCCNs are critical organizations that support and advance policy goals and operational excellence for nearly 1400 community health centers serving more than 28 million individuals across the country.

Tuesday Dec 10, 2019 01:00 pm EST
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Member suggestions for discussion topics are welcome.  Please contact Chris Adamec, Director of Policy for PCPCC with ideas or any questions at [email protected] or 202-640-1212.

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