PFCC and COVID-19

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In the midst of this challenging time, IPFCC is committed to ensuring that the core concepts of patient- and family-centered care are informing changes to policies and practices in ways that promote safety, prevent disease transmission, and support essential family connections. Two new resources have been added to this special section of our website.

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NEW! Key Learnings for Strengthening Partnerships: Recommendations from a National Study of Patient and Family Advisory Councils in U.S. Children’s Hospitals

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IPFCC’s free guidance resource highlights ten key learnings from a research study of children’s hospital PFACs in the U.S. Topics range from the role of leadership to the use of technology. This resource provides practical guidance to the field about strengthening partnerships with families and patients. It is intended for hospitals that are developing PFACs and also for those with well-established councils.

The resource and study results were presented on a webinar on December 14th. Watch the recording here.

Prevalence and Functioning of Patients and Families as Educators in Hospitals and Academic Medical Centers: A National Study

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Patients and families bring unique expertise to a multitude of initiatives in health care, including the education of professionals, students, and trainees. Yet the understanding of patient and family faculty programs is limited. Vizient and IPFCC conducted a survey of 67 health care organizations to explore the prevalence and functioning of patients and families as educators in hospitals and academic medical centers. This report shares results of the survey and highlights best practices and opportunities for improvement.

New Resource Available

Advancing the Practice of Patient- and Family-Centered Care: An Organizational Self-Assessment is designed to help a hospital or health system learn how it is operationalizing patient- and family-centered care and identify opportunities for improvement.

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2022 Pinwheel Sponsor

Your organization will gain national and international visibility of your commitment to patient- and family-centered care, in addition to some of these benefits:

  • Your organization’s logo featured on IPFCC’s website with a link back to your website
  • Commemorative Pinwheel Sponsor plaque to display at your organization
  • Pinwheel ChampionIPFCC’s ‘Emblem of Commitment’ to post on your website to recognize your organization’s commitment to patient- and family-centered care
  • National and international recognition for supporting the work of IPFCC
  • Discount on IPFCC resources and educational programs
  • Set of core IPFCC publications as a new Pinwheel Sponsor

Learn more on our website and access the application here.

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