2020 International Conference

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

Bringing Nashville to You…

Due to serious concerns about COVID-19 and IPFCC’s commitment to promoting safety for all, we have made the decision to shift to a fully virtual conference and cancel our in-person conference, originally scheduled to take place in Nashville, TN.

IPFCC’s virtual International Conference will include a 3-day kickoff from August 18-20, a dynamic Poster Gallery, and breakout sessions from August 25 – September 10. It will feature great content, interactive sessions, and opportunities to connect with fellow attendees. With the support of our leadership sponsor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, we look forward to bringing the fun, uniqueness, and music of Nashville to you! Learn more about the virtual conference here.

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2020 IPFCC Partnership Award

The IPFCC Partnership Award recognizes teams of health care professionals and patients/families who have collaborated on innovative programs that truly change health care.

The 2020 award recipient team and the second place team will be honored on August 20, 2020, at IPFCC’s 9th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care. Be sure to register for the Conference to participate in the celebration of these PFCC partnerships.

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.

Must Reads

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.

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