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Succeeding in the Second Curve
The Critical Role of Community in Moving from Individual to Population Health
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Please join more than 400 of your peers at this exciting 3-day event to learn from one another and advance community health. The event will be held March 5-7, 2014.
Conference begins Wednesday, March 5, 8:30 am (optional pre-conference workshops) or 1:00 pm with the welcoming keynote address and ends Friday, March 7 at noon.
Join our keynote speakers
Richard (Rich) Umbdenstock, President and CEO, American Hospital Association
Garth Graham, MD, President, Aetna Foundation
Jeffrey Brenner, MD, Executive Director, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers and a 2013 MacArthur Fellow
Workshop A: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: A New Opportunity for Hospitals, Health Systems and Community Health Workers
This session will include a general overview of PCORI; the role that end-users can play in ensuring that PCORI’s research is useful by partnering with the institute, a discussion of how hospitals may use patient-centered research to fulfill their community benefit requirements and a request for research topics from workshop participants.
- An understanding of the mission of PCORI;
- An understanding of how workshop participants can engage with PCORI; and
- Ways that community health workers, and hospital and health system executives can incorporate this research into their requirements for community health needs assessments.
Workshop B: Insight Driven Opportunities to Find, Reach and Engage At-risk Population Members
This workshop will show new approaches necessary to develop, deliver and partner around consumer-based health. Learn approaches to leverage available and desirable data to consider at-risk patient needs and then develop a range of solutions.
- Identify opportunities from key business questions related to health care informatics;
- Focus ways to bridge the gap for at risk residents for consumer needs based on analytical evidence; and
- Identify at least three ways to leverage evidence based opportunities to improve health for the local community—regardless of information technology investment resources.
Workshop C: Developing a Comprehensive Community Benefit Strategy
This workshop will engage participants around elements of community benefit strategy, with the goals of demonstrating fulfillment of tax-exemption requirements, deploying and managing limited charitable resources effectively and aligning community benefit with other hospital and health system strategic imperatives. It will help participants facilitate self-assessment and strategy development activities in their organizations.
- Understand and be able to articulate factors driving the importance of creating a community benefit strategy that is aligned and integrated with the hospital’s strategy and community goals;
- Learn and discuss components and characteristics of community benefit strategy that participants can use for self-assessment and strategy development in their organizations; and
- Discuss and share case examples from hospitals and health systems with differing approaches to community benefit strategy and implementation.
Conference Topic Tracks
Informational sessions will be offered in the following four topic tracks.
- Community Health Policy and Advocacy
Hospitals and health care systems are using community benefit strategies to respond to the new demands of health reform. This track will feature innovative approaches to new health care policy challenges and tactics for communicating population and community health strategies to key stakeholders while showcasing the intersection of health care and public health in community health practice.
- Innovative Partnerships for Community Health
Presentations in this track will go beyond discussing traditional partnerships to address practical tools for developing effective multi-sector partnerships at the local, regional and national levels to implement community health initiatives. Learn about how hospitals and health care systems are developing innovative collaborations with local health departments, coalitions, health exchanges, insurers and national organizations to improve community health.
- Planning and Implementation of Community Health Needs Assessments
This track will feature specific approaches to the various components of the CHNA, including: a) developing strategic public health and health care initiatives to address priority issues; b) aligning CHNA implementation strategies with community benefit, population health and community improvement plans; c) resource allocation decisions; d) evidence-based implementation plans; and e) applying lessons learned to future assessments and implementation plans.
- Infrastructure Planning and Funding
The demands and challenges of a changing health care environment requires hospitals, health care systems, academic medical centers, and their community benefit departments to review how they can be structured and funded to support the mission and strategy of the entire organization to meet individual and population health needs. Learn from your colleagues how health entities are building, adapting, financing and structuring their community benefit/health departments to be successful in the “second curve of health care.”
Conference Proposals and Poster Presentations
Thanks to all who submitted a conference proposal and poster presentation. A complete list and description of all proposals and presentations will be available shortly.
Hotel and Travel Information
ACHI is offering special meeting discounts for all attendees of the 2014 National Conference.
ACHI has been advised that Exhibition Housing Services has been contacting exhibitors and speakers for the 2014 National Conference to promote its hotel booking services and to attempt to have exhibitors/speakers book a room through its service. ACHI has not authorized these solicitations by Exhibition Housing Services. Exhibition Housing Services is not affiliated with and is not sponsored or approved by ACHI nor the 2014 National Conference. ACHI will not be responsible for any actions or omissions of Exhibition Housing Services.
The official housing provider for the 2014 National Conference is the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive. By using the official travel provider you can ensure that you are being booked in the housing block reserved by ACHI and take advantage of the group discounted rates. Please make your reservations and direct any inquires related to hotel reservations for the conference by using the link to the hotel www.wyndham.com/groupevents2013/MCOWD_AHA/main.wnt
Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive
You can make your room reservation for the ACHI National Conference at the group rate by using the link to reserve your room.
A special group rate of $139/night applies from February 27 to March 11.
American Airlines—contact the AA Meeting Services Desk at (800) 433-1790 for assistance with reservations and ticket purchase and mention promotion code 9834AY. The discount can be booked on-line at www.aa.com/group for AA/AE flights only, without a ticketing charge.
Delta Airlines—please call Delta Meeting Network reservations at (800) 328-1111. Refer to meeting code NMGVQ. You may also go to www.delta.com and input the meeting code into the meeting event code box to obtain the discounted fare and avoid any service fees.
United Airlines—please call at (800) 426-1122 for reservations. Refer to Z code ZQV2 and agreement code: 498185. Or, save an additional 3% off by booking your own reservations at www.united.com Choose your flight times and access your meeting discounts by inserting ZQV2498185 in the offer code box.
Hertz—Special meeting rates negotiated with Hertz are available by calling (800) 654-2240 from within the United States or (405) 749-4434 from outside the United States, and giving the reservationist the meeting number CV#03AB0010. You may also click on the Hertz link.
Mears Motor Shuttle—ACHI attendees can print a coupon and take it to one of the four Mears kiosks located on the transportation level (level 1) at either end of the rental car counters. This discount is also available online. Attendees can prepay for their transportation then print the confirmation. This includes a bar code which they must take to any of the Mears kiosks located on level one at either end of the rental car counters.
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Nonmembers receive a complimentary one-year ACHI individual membership with their conference registration.