Upcoming Events

Sunday May 8, 2016 02:00 pm EDT

Health Datapalooza is the gathering place for people and organizations creating knowledge from data and pioneering innovations that drive health policy and practice, and generate market value. Conceived as part of a public/private movement to liberate and use health data, the Datapalooza continues its tradition of engaging patient and consumer voices, and bringing national and international leaders from the C-levels of business and government together for engaging discussions.

We're excited to invite you to join us for the 2016 Health Datapalooza – the meeting that brings data to life in ways that matter in health and health care. This year's meeting finds us even closer to the reality of using data, analytics, and technology to re-define how we deliver and pay for health care. Come hear how data sharing, use, and transparency fuels innovative applications and business models that are building momentum towards a vibrant health information economy that drives high value health care.

Looking for that controversial viewpoint, and the 'what's next' for policies and innovation? Datapalooza sessions can challenge your assumptions, generate new connections, and facilitate engagement across diverse perspectives and topics.

With the new leadership of AcademyHealth, a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization working to improve health and the performance of the health system, the 2016 meeting brings a sharpened focus to the real world, actionable uses of data to drive value, improve care, and help people lead healthier lives. Don't miss out. Register today and come away with deep and practical insights on how health plans, entrepreneurs, patients, and providers are leveraging data and information technologies to improve services, enhance user experiences, and model population health outcomes. Bring your ideas, engage in spirited discussion, and help change health care for the better, for all.


Health Datapalooza draws a diverse range of public, private, healthcare, technology, academic and non-profit industries. Your days will be spent growing your network, building relationships with prospective collaborators and learning from experts with real world experience using data to improve health and health care.

A Sample of 2015 Attendee Titles Includes:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Chief Research Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • App Developer/Software Developer
  • Data Analyst/Data Scientist
  • Health Policy Expert
  • Health Services Researcher
  • Venture Capital
  • Private Equity
  • Health Data Entrepreneur
  • Patient Advocate

Wednesday May 11, 2016 01:00 pm EDT

In response to the growing national and local discourse about the connections between housing and health outcomes, we at Community Catalyst see a clear interest in identifying the role health policy advocates can play in protecting and expanding access to quality, affordable, appropriate housing for vulnerable populations. In addition to the demonstrable connections between housing and health outcomes, housing is a fundamental human right that is under threat in many communities. We know that many national, state and local organizations and advocates are working to address many of the housing issues that persist and affect a person’s health.

We see an opportunity to collaborate with stakeholders within the broader social justice movement to support health care advocates to engage in housing work and to bring housing advocates to the table who want to engage with the health sector. We acknowledge that the “healthy housing” field encompasses large swaths of policy and strategy that are beyond the current scope of our staff and many of our partners in the field.

This learning community call is the first in a series Community Catalyst is hosting to engage with national, regional, state and local partners who are working or want to start working in this health and housing space. It will feature:

The call will provide participants with an overview of key concepts, as well as current research and thinking in the areas of health and housing from both the clinical perspective as well as from the housing policy perspective. Participants will also learn more about future topics in this learning community series, which will feature health and housing advocates, national partners, and grassroots organizations.

Wednesday May 11, 2016 01:00 pm EDT

Anxiety is prevalent and burdensome among primary care patients. Although there are many effective anxiety interventions of longer formats for use in specialty mental health settings, it can be challenging for Behavioral Health Consultants to translate these interventions to fit the scope and format of Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH). This presentation is designed to increase clinicians’ knowledge and skills regarding evidence-based interventions for anxiety that can be adapted for use in PCBH. The presenter will provide an overview and demonstration of a variety of brief interventions, including psycho-education, relaxation training, acceptance and mindfulness-based techniques, cognitive reframing, exposure, and behavioral activation, and also highlight resources (e.g., handouts, apps) available to enhance clinical practice in PCBH.

Thursday May 12, 2016 12:00 pm EDT

All patients, families, and clinicians have unique cultural backgrounds. This webinar, facilitated by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation, will provide attendees with practical tools, strategies, and guidance on how to acknowledge culture, improve quality of care through cultural competence, and enhance the patient and family experience within a pediatric medical home. 
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Define "cultural diversity" and discuss the importance of recognizing cultural diversity among all patients, families, and clinicians.
  • Describe how acknowledging and minimizing unconscious biases can improve cultural competence and quality of care among pediatric health professionals and family advocates.
  • Identify evidence-based and evidence-informed tools, strategies, and promising practices that improve culturally competent health care delivery, including cultural humility.

Thursday May 12, 2016 12:00 pm EDT

Ideally, individuals and organizations would use research-based evidence to make care-related decisions, but evidence from much of this research never makes it into practice to improve patient health. This is due in part to persistent communication gaps between the groups that are generating evidence and those who are in a position to use it. To address these gaps and accelerate the use of evidence-based medicine, a team led by Mathematica Policy Research on behalf of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) developed a framework and toolkit that present action steps to enhance the dissemination and implementation of patient-centered outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research.

Join the Center on Health Care Effectiveness on Thursday, May 12, 2016, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. (ET) for a policy forum at Mathematica's Washington DC office or via live webcast. We will describe the PCORI Dissemination and Implementation Framework and Toolkit and reflect on challenges in accelerating the use of evidence in practice, policy, and decision making. A panel of speakers representing practitioners, policymakers, and patients will respond to the presentation and offer their own perspectives on challenges to accelerating the use of evidence in health care decision making.

Our speakers include the following experts:

  • Dominick Esposito, Mathematica
  • Jessica Heeringa, Mathematica
  • David Knutson, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Amy Kratchman, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Robert Phillips, American Board of Family Medicine
  • Jennifer Reck, National Academy for State Health Policy

Please note: In-person check-in begins at 11:45 a.m.; the program begins at12:00 p.m. All in-person guests must sign in and present a photo ID.

Monday May 16, 2016 03:00 pm EDT

This webinar will focus on the new Dartmouth Atlas report, the importance of systems of care that address the needs of older Americans and how this information can be used by advocates in policy and practice work for older adults. The work of Rhode Island advocates will be highlighted as an example of how to affect change, and Dr. Ann Hwang will offer opportunities for provider/consumer collaboration.


  • Julie Bynum, MD, MPH: Author, Dartmouth Atlas report: Our Parents, Ourselves: Health Care for an Aging Population
  • Martha Watson, MS, APRN, GCNS-BC, Geriatric Provider Advocate, Rhode Island
  • Maureen Maigret, RN, BS, MPA, Senior Agenda Coalition - RI
  • Ann Hwang, MD, Director, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation

Moderator: Marcus Escobedo, MPA, Senior Program Officer, The John A. Hartford Foundation

For more information, contact Carol Regan at [email protected]. Thank you. Co-sponsored by The Hartford Change AGEnts Initiative

Wednesday May 18, 2016 05:30 pm EDT

Learn about the pioneers of hotspotting and the Coalition’s ongoing evolution in the Center Primary Care’s newest case!

Andrew L. Ellner, M.D., is Co-Director of the Center for Primary Care, an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a primary care physician at the Phyllis Jen Center for Primary Care. At the Center he oversees the systems transformation portfolio and research.

Learn about our last Perspectives in Primary Care event!

Tuesday May 24, 2016 04:00 pm EDT

Each month PCPCC executive members are invited to participate in exclusive monthly briefing webinars to discuss internal and external developments, including strategic planning, public policy developments, and new program initiatives. Briefings occur monthly on the last Tuesday of the month from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

*One week earlier due to Memorial Day

Thursday May 26, 2016 01:00 pm EDT

Details and registration information forthcoming. 

*One week earlier due to Memorial Day


Monday Jun 6, 2016 07:00 am EDT

In February 2007 the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American College of Physicians (ACP), and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) published their landmark Joint Principles on the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). This approach promises comprehensive primary care for children, youth, and adults in a partnership between individual patients and a team of health care professionals at the practice level. The team coordinates care across all elements of the health care system. Increased quality, patient safety, use of technology, performance incentives, accountability, and patient-centeredness are all hallmarks of the medical home model.

By 2010 the medical home model had become one of the most talked-about concepts in health care and the rising star of health care reform and its newest concept, the Accountable Care Organization or ACO. The model was also evolving, with different iterations in the make-up of the medical home team, the way in which care coordination is managed, and the relationship with other members of the "medical neighborhood" -- behavioral health, oral health, social services, and specialty and inpatient care. Even the name was evolving, with "health homes" and "advanced primary care" now used to describe some patient-centered medical home models.

Now it is 2016, and the patient-centered medical home is firmly embedded in the U.S. healthcare landscape. The concept of value-based purchasing, with its demand for documented quality, efficiency, and patient engagement, has been not just embraced but championed by CMS.  This is moving the market, and the medical home is the critical foundation of the new delivery models.  The Eighth National Medical Home Summit, co-hosted by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative,  will look at how advanced medical homes fit into this new value-based world and will bring together the leading authorities and practitioners in the medical home field to discuss how it is working, what we are learning from the research, where it has proven outcomes,  where it needs improvement, and what issues and challenges lie ahead.

The Summit begins with a morning-long preconference featuring leading researchers who will describe their recent work and what we are learning about medical homes in solo or collaborative models.  The plenary sessions feature presentations by the leading figures in the medical home movement, the three most critical organizations concerned with patient and family engagement, and successful health care system and ACO models.  Two concurrent sessions on Day 2 highlight innovative local models and new roles and payers in medication management, respectively. Finally, the medical home training program associated with the Summit allows for a deeper dive into the subject matter and includes preconference readings, an online course, and an online exam as well as required participation in the preconference and the main Summit.  Candidates earn a certificate of completion with a score of 70% or better on the final exam.


Wednesday Jun 8, 2016 08:00 am EDT

AHRQ is pleased to announce that the 2016 TeamSTEPPS® National Conference will take place in Washington, D.C.,June 8-10, 2016. On average, the TeamSTEPPS National Conference attracts more than 500 industry professionals. The conference brings techniques, tools and new thinking to assist health care professionals in successfully implementing and sustaining TeamSTEPPS. Innovation is a key element in mapping the future of TeamSTEPPS and the changing health care environment. There is no better venue to experience the impact of TeamSTEPPS in various clinical and non-clinical settings while making invaluable contacts with old and new colleagues. Stay tuned for important information regarding registration and a call for proposals. Questions? Please contact [email protected].

Wednesday Jun 8, 2016 09:00 am EDT

On June 8-10th, Planetree is partnering with Griffin Hospital, Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center and the World Health Organization Collaborating Centers for Health Promoting Hospitals to host the Health Promotion in Hospitals and Health Centers Conference for the first time in the U.S. The conference is in its 24th year and typically attracts 700+ attendees from over 43 different countries. Participants range in background from scientists to health care practitioners, leaders, decision makers, policy makers, researchers and related businesses.

This year’s theme of Creating a Culture of Health Through Innovation and Partnership has attracted an incredible panel of expert speakers including: Dr. Edward Kelly, WHO Director of Health Services, Dr. Michael McGinnis, Senior Scholar, National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Jewel Mullen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health-US Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Elizabeth Bradley, Professor, Yale School of Public Health and Dr. Maulik Joshi, President, American Hospital Association- HRET Division, among others.

Join Planetree and the PCPCC for a memorable experience which will be held at the beautiful and historic Yale University campus in New Haven, Connecticut with pre-conference HPH Summer School sessions taking place at Griffin Hospital. We invite you to learn, collaborate, share, and build a network of resources to take back with you!

Thursday Jun 9, 2016 07:00 am EDT

The Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care is hosting this first-of-its-kind program to introduce primary care and health system leaders to cutting-edge approaches to primary care from leading practices around the world. Using original cases, done in the style of Harvard Business School, participants will engage in discussions led by world-class faculty from Harvard Medical School, MIT's Sloan School of Management and Copenhagen Business School. Through these cases, participants will step into the shoes of leaders in primary care, analyzing and evaluating their decisions, challenges, and outcomes.

Attendees will engage and network with leaders from the high performing organizations profiled in the cases including:

  • Alaska's Southcentral Foundation (Katherine Gottlieb)
  • Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (Jeff Brenner)
  • Martin's Point Health Care-Bangor
  • Gezondheidscentrum de Roerdomp from the Netherlands.

Importantly, the learning won't end at the conclusion of the conference. When participants return to their organizations and tackle the challenges facing their teams, they will continue to receive support. Completion of the program will grant them access to an alumni network of respected leaders and ongoing learning through webinars and other offerings.

Request info or learn more: https://primarycare.hms.harvard.edu/case-based-program/

Tuesday Jun 28, 2016 04:00 pm EDT

Each month PCPCC Executive Members are invited to participate in exclusive monthly calls to discuss internal and external developments, including strategic planning, public policy developments, and new program initiatives. Calls occur monthly on the last Tuesday of the month from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

Thursday Jun 30, 2016 01:00 pm EDT

Details and registration information forthcoming. 

Monday Jul 25, 2016 08:00 am EDT

The Institute for Patient-and Family-Centered Care will host its 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships in Care, Interprofessional Education, and Research, on July 25-27, 2016, in New York City. This conference will showcase exemplary programs that promote partnerships with patients and families that are essential to redesigning health care, promote transformation in organizational culture, and help to improve the quality, safety, and experience of care.

Educational sessions feature partnerships, innovation, best practice, and research and address emerging issues in patient- and family-centered care. This can't-miss event offers continuing education credits, a great lineup of plenary speakers, more than 100 sessions, 80 posters, unparalleled networking opportunities, and a first-rate exhibit.

Who Should Attend

  • Patient and Family Advisors and Leaders
  • Health Care Practitioners, Clinicians, and Staff
  • Trustees of Health Care Organizations
  • Health Care Administrators and Managers
  • Pharmacists
  • Respiratory, Occupational, and Physical Therapists and Developmental Specialists
  • Child Life Specialists, Social Workers, Chaplains, and Other Supporting Staff
  • Health Care Educators and Information Specialists
  • Integrative Health Care Practitioners
  • Psychologists/Psychiatrists
  • Quality Management, Patient Safety, Risk Management Personnel
  • Care Coordinators/Discharge Planners

Register here!

Tuesday Jul 26, 2016 04:00 pm EDT

Each month PCPCC Executive Members are invited to participate in exclusive monthly calls to discuss internal and external developments, including strategic planning, public policy developments, and new program initiatives. Calls occur monthly on the last Tuesday of the month from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

Thursday Jul 28, 2016 01:00 pm EDT

Details and registration information forthcoming. 

Tuesday Sep 27, 2016 04:00 pm EDT

Each month PCPCC Executive Members are invited to participate in exclusive monthly calls to discuss internal and external developments, including strategic planning, public policy developments, and new program initiatives. Calls occur monthly on the last Tuesday of the month from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

Thursday Sep 29, 2016 01:00 pm EDT

Details and registration information forthcoming. 

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