Upcoming Events

Tuesday Jan 22, 2019 09:00 am EST

We know many in our communities and around the state are working together to help assure conditions in which all people can be healthy.  We have much to learn from each other! The 2019 Health Summit will welcome and highlight these diverse, positive stories of community action and change as well as share successful strategies, important lessons learned, evidence-based recommendations, and additional opportunities for continued work together. 

The 2019 Health Summit is being organized around three thematic areas:

Partnerships to Promote the Public’s Health – We are actively seeking to both recognize well-established partnerships and welcome new ones, particularly non-traditional partners from outside the formal public health and health sectors. This is consistent with the national Public Health 3.0 initiative, the growing recognition of the importance of the social determinants of health, and the need for health in all policies. We are particularly interested in sessions that describe new and innovative collaborations to promote public health.

Strength-Based Approaches to Health Promotion – We recognize the unintentional consequence of potentially stigmatizing those in our communities who bear a disproportionate burden of disease, illness and injury, often for complex socio-cultural reasons beyond their control. We are particularly interested in sessions that highlight strength-based approaches to addressing identified problems.

Cultural Attunement and Community Engagement – We recognize that our state is home to a rich multi-cultural tapestry of traditions and includes some of the most culturally diverse zip codes in the country. We know, too, that people often have unique and valuable insight into the nature of the challenges they face and that they should be actively engaged in the development of potential solutions. We are particularly interested in sessions that demonstrate active cultural attunement and engagement of community members. 

Wednesday Jan 23, 2019 09:30 am EST
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Thursday Jan 24, 2019 07:30 am EST
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Dr. Therma Bryant-Davis is a licensed psychologist, ordained minister, and sacred artist who has worked nationally and globally to provide relief and empowerment to marginalized persons. Dr. Thems, an associate professor at Pepperdine University, is a past president of the Society for Psychology of Women. Her contributions to psychological research, policy, and practive have been honored by national and regional psychological associations. Dr. Thema earned her doctorate degree from Duke University in Clinical Psychology with a focus on the cultural context of trauma recovery as well as the intersection of gender and racial identity. In addition, Dr. Thema completed her post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical Center's Victims of Violence Program. Dr. Thema is also an editor and co-editor of books on recovery from sexual violence, spirituality, and religion in women's lives and womanist and mujerista psychologies.

Thursday Jan 24, 2019 08:00 am EST
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The 2019 Colorado Opioid Safety Summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows. 

Colorado Hospital Association (CHA), in partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), is proud to host the second Colorado Opioid Safety Summit. This Summit will bring together a broad range of experts to increase participant knowledge of the state of Colorado's opioid epidemic and progress in opioid use disorder (OUD) prevention, treatment, recovery and harm reduction. This includes preliminary results from the ED medication-assisted treatment (MAT) hospital emergency department pilot; an update on the Colorado Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) Project; information about opportunities with the OBH Colorado Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) and State Opioid Response (SOR) grants; and other real solutions being implemented both locally and nationally to combat the opioid crisis. 

Participants will learn about resources and potential engagement opportunities with CHA and OBH that can enhance OUD prevention, treatment, recovery and harm reduction efforts.

Thursday Jan 24, 2019 08:00 am EST
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Working together, we are stronger. That’s why Families USA brings together community leaders from across the nation each year to improve the lives of America’s families. In 2019 we will meet for the 24th annual Health Action Conference on January 24-26, in Washington, D.C. at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.

No other national grassroots health care conference brings together the swath of consumer activists and policymakers to inform, engage and inspire America’s health care agenda. We will be rolling up our sleeves to greet a new Congress and state legislatures in 2019.

Many Americans care very deeply about health care reform. The fight for America’s health can only be won with bipartisan support from both congressional leaders and the health care community at large. The Health Action Conference will give attendees the opportunity to not only network with experts and health care professionals from across the country, but also assess the impact of their current advocacy strategies. Three days of learning from inspiring state and national leaders will inspire and motivate participants to strengthen their efforts in working towards comprehensive health reform. 

Health Action 2019 is hosted by Families USA with active support from a wide range of advocacy and enrollment groups across the country. We know you will want to join us in the nation’s capital this January to fight for America’s families and make comprehensive health care more affordable and accessible for all.

Thursday Jan 24, 2019 09:00 am EST
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Thursday Jan 24, 2019 09:30 am EST
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Nearly 45 million American adults suffered from some form of mental illness in 2016. Research has shown the value of integrating clinical health and mental health services in improving outcomes and access to care, yet barriers to integration remain. 

Please join us January 24 as the Bipartisan Policy Center releases our new report on integrating behavioral health into the broader care system and hosts a discussion examining the promise and challenges of this integration. The panel composed of national leaders in integrating care will examine the existing delivery structure, public and private program financing, practitioner challenges, accomplishments on the ground, and consumer priorities.

Thursday Jan 24, 2019 12:00 pm EST
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Exploring Peer Support in Ambulatory Care - Lessons from the Field

Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. – 01:00 p.m. Eastern Time 

PCPCC invites you to join a virtual panel discussion to learn valuable lessons from various peer support programs in healthcare and gain insights from patient, family, clinician, and program coordinators in the field. By utilizing known resources, expertise, values, skills, perspectives, and proficiencies, peer support can help improve ambulatory care when one experienced individual facilitates the development of another. By enhancing patient knowledge and care coordination, peer support programs also help minimize adverse patient occurrences and maximize quality of care.

During this webinar, the speakers will provide practical information about peer support and its impact on the health care team through their personal and professional stories. They will also discuss peer support to produce better outcomes for participating individuals and the organization.

 

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Thursday Jan 24, 2019 01:00 pm EST
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Health services research is “the multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviors affect access to health care and the quality and cost of care.” Since the 1960s, health services research has provided the foundation for progress, effectiveness, and value in health care. Ironically, at a time in which appreciation has never been higher for both the need and potential from health services research, the political and financial support for sustenance and growth appear to be weakening. Now is a critical time for the field to articulate its priorities, demonstrate its utility, and transform to meet the needs of a 21st-century health care system.

Join the NAM for a one-and-a-half hour webinar where members of the workshop planning committee and field leaders discuss the state of health services research, why it is so important to improving our health care system, and opportunities for the future.

Thursday Jan 24, 2019 03:00 pm EST
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There is increased awareness and urgency within the research community to ensure that evaluation and assessment practices are sensitive to the cultures of people who are most impacted by those practices. Driven by changing demographics and the increasing complexity of problems that researchers and communities seek to address, new efforts are underway to develop research practices that better account for the unique perspectives and needs of the communities being studied. But there is hardly consensus on what culturally responsive research actually means or, more broadly, what implications such approaches could have on evidence-based policies and programs.

This discussion will bring together leading voices from across academia, philanthropy, and government to consider how research can be done with communities rather than to communities, define and provide examples of culturally responsive research, and outline practical strategies researchers can use to address culture and context in their practice.

Monday Jan 28, 2019 09:00 am EST
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The Arizona Rural & Public Health Policy Forum is designed to address current rural and public health policy issues and their impact on Arizona’s rural and tribal communities, provide information on organizations’ legislative priorities for the upcoming session, and facilitate networking opportunities.

ATTENDEES: Policymakers, county health administrators, state, local and community leaders, health care providers and others etc. 

Registration and more information coming soon!

The Forum is presented by the Center for Rural Health in collaboration with the Arizona Rural Health Association.

Monday Jan 28, 2019 03:00 pm EST
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A number of new therapies are now emerging that show promise for those with cancer, neurodegenerative conditions, and other diseases for which there is no cure. Implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act is helping to pave the way for safe and effective treatments to reach patients more quickly.  At the same time, the amount of clinical and patient-generated data is exploding. A majority of the nation’s providers are using electronic health records (EHRs) and the use of digital health tools by individuals is increasingly becoming the norm. The administration’s significant focus on interoperability and information sharing is helping to mobilize data to improve health and health care.

Join former FDA commissioners to explore the ways in which real-world evidence can support both regulatory decision-making and value-based payment programs.

Tuesday Jan 29, 2019 09:00 am EST
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CMS Quality Conference

Join nearly 3300 thought leaders in American health care quality improvement at this premier learning and action event, brought to you by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Welcoming attendees from across the health care spectrum, the conference will explore how patients, advocates, providers, researchers, and the many leaders in health care quality improvement can develop and spread solutions to some of America’s most pervasive health system challenges.

The 2019 CMS Quality Conference will be the most expansive yet, with both new and existing participants from programs across CMS, HHS, and community stakeholders.

The collaborative format of the conference and strong focus on putting patients, promoting health care choice and driving value based care will be underscored by this year’s theme. The conference will highlight new strategic directions and priorities among all stakeholders and expand collaborations for high-quality, affordable, patient-centered care.

Expect to experience interactive learning sessions, master classes for continuing education credit, and engaging seminars and keynote addresses spanning vast areas of interest including but not limited to:

Value Based Care

  • Promoting health care choice and driving value based care
  • Fostering a new era of health care price transparency
  • Supporting physicians and clinicians through the Quality Payment Program
  • Partnering with States for Quality and Accountability in Medicaid and CHIP

Interoperability

  • Breaking down barriers to interoperability
  • Streamlining quality reporting through interoperable systems

Patients Over Paperwork

  • Easing provider burden & modernizing the health care system
  • Accomplishments to Date
  • Learning from the Customer’s Journey

Managing Complex Chronic Conditions

  • Improving population health, rural health and health equity
  • Advancing behavioral health access, prevention and treatment
  • Using patient and family engagement to drive improvement results

Opioid Reduction and Patient Safety

  • Best Practices in addressing the national opioid crisis
  • Providing safer care: reducing adverse drug events in practices, nursing homes, hospitals, home settings & communities.

Wednesday Jan 30, 2019 09:00 am EST
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Real World Strategies to Implement and Scale Telehealth Programs

Incorporating telehealth and remote patient monitoring practices into disease management has been shown to increase access to care, improve outcomes, and decrease health care costs. Join the 6th Annual Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Summit to hear best practices for integrating technology into clinical care to meet the demand for efficient, high quality care.

Wednesday Jan 30, 2019 09:00 am EST
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IMPROVE CARE COORDINATION, BUILD PARTNERSHIPS, AND UTILIZE TECHNOLOGY TO MEET THE GOALS OF THE ACO

The ACO population health management summit brings together thought leaders from ACOs around the country to leverage available data and resources to create valuable population health initiatives to lower costs, improve quality of care, and prepare organizations to take on more downside risk and increase shared savings.

 

Thursday Jan 31, 2019 07:00 am EST
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The 2019 MTS summit will focus on financial barriers and incentives for rural hospitals, successful Missouri telehealth projects, legislative updates and more.

Keynote Speaker: Sarah Hill, StoryUP XR CEO

Pre-Summit Telehealth 101 Workshop
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, MO

Thursday Jan 31, 2019 03:00 pm EST
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While regular meetings are planned in advance, other calls will be requested when needed and subgroups may be formed for specific topics. 
 
Member suggestions for discussion topics are encouraged.  Please contact Chris Adamec, Director of Policy for PCPCC with ideas or any questions at [email protected] or 202-640-1212. 

Monday Feb 4, 2019 09:00 am EST
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Secure your spot today and join health care decision makers, policy experts, advocates, consumers, patients, researchers, and leaders from the public and private sectors to share the latest evidence and discuss the most critical issues and immediate policy priorities in United States health care.

Attend the AcademyHealth NHPC and Stay for APHA


We are pleased to work with our colleagues at the American Public Health Association (APHA) to inform U.S. health policy and improve the health of individuals and communities. Join us at a special, co-hosted closing plenary at this year’s National Health Policy Conference and stay for an extra day of policy discussions at the APHA Policy Action Institute, “Public Health Under Siege: Improving Policy in Turbulent Times.” Learn more.

Monday Feb 4, 2019 02:00 pm EST
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Our IN-PERSON MEETING with CMMI has been rescheduled for February 4 from 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET.  We are excited to have special guests from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to speak with us about their goals and vision for the future of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program.  Given the guest speakers, we would appreciate if D.C. participants would attempt to attend in person.

Please contact Chris Adamec, Director of Policy for PCPCC with ideas or any questions at [email protected] or 202-640-1212.

Tuesday Feb 26, 2019 07:00 am EST
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Accordingly the 14th National Value-based Payment & Pay for Performance Summit will begin by addressing the crucial strategic issues of “Thinking Strategically about Valuebased Payment Models: Lessons Learned, Current Challenges and Moving to Mandatory Risk-bearing Models” and “Making Downside Risk Work”. Other plenary sessions cover topics like an “Annual Medicare Advantage Update”, “The Role of Analytics, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Value-based Care”, a “MACRA/APMs/MIPS Roundtable”, and the perspectives of physicians and hospitals on their respective roles in the move to value-based care.These initiatives are in sharp contrast with the actions of Tom Price, MD, the previous HHS secretary who canceled and scaled back major mandatory bundled payment programs. And more often than not the private sector follows Medicare and Medicaid’s directions in payment reform.
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