2020 International Conference

9th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships for Quality, Safety, and Equity

“For a virtual conference, this was excellent!
It felt like a similar caliber to an in-person event.”

IPFCC’s 2020 Virtual International Conference is continuing to provide an exciting learning experience! If you missed the live Conference, there is still time to register, access all of the live session recordings and supplemental resources, explore the Poster Gallery, and earn Continuing Education Credits from today through September 30, 2020. The recordings will also be available for viewing until the end of the year.

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2020 IPFCC Partnership Award Announcement

Congratulations to our 2020 IPFCC Partnership Award recipients! The Award Winners will be featured at the Virtual Conference Closing Celebration September 10th at 4:15 PM EDT.

“For 29 years, our organization has been advocating that partnerships with patients and families are at the heart of the health care system. It’s wonderful to see that these four health systems and many others truly understand the importance of partnership – and are effectively using it, especially now, to guide both policy and practice,” said Bev Johnson, President and CEO, during IPFCC’s 9th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships for Quality, Safety, and Equity.

Award Recipient Health Systems:
UT Health San Antonio, University Health System, San Antonio, TX
Providence Health Care, Vancouver, BC

Honorable Mention Health Systems:
St. Joseph’s Health Care London, London, ON
Children’s Health, Dallas, TX

New Resources

Sick, Scared & Separated From Loved Ones 2019

Sick, Scared & Separated From Loved Ones 2019 cover

The New York Public Interest Research Group recently released this report, based on a survey of visitation/family presence policies at NYS hospitals. IPFCC provided coaching and other resources to some of the hospitals surveyed through its Better Together Learning Community.

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PFCC.Connect is IPFCC's FREE online learning community for anyone interested in connecting with, learning from, and sharing ideas with others.

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Partnering with Patients and Families to Strengthen Approaches to the Opioid Epidemic

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This White Paper outlines a vision for eliciting and responding to the needs of patients and families impacted by the epidemic and includes examples of existing partnerships as well as recommendations.
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High Performing PFACs Can Impact Health Outcomes

Strategically Advancing Patient and Family Advisory Councils in New York State HospitalsThis IPFCC report describes PFACs’ performance and impact on hospital strategy and operations as well as the correlation with experience of care and safety outcomes. IPFCC’s consulting and training services can help strengthen your PFAC.

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Better Together - Partnering with Families

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IPFCC’s campaign, Better Together: Partnering with Families, equips hospital leaders and staff with the rationale, tools, and support needed to change the concept of families as visitors to families as partners.