2022 IPCC Conference Announcement


Healthcare and social service professionals across the United States can build knowledge and deepen their practice of person-centered care Jan. 14-15, 2022, during the fourth St. Ambrose University Institute for Person-Centered Care Conference.

The conference, Person-Centered Care: Integrating & Innovating Best Practices, will offer a series of webinars on Jan. 14 to guide practitioners in the importance, best practices, and positive health outcomes associated with person-centered care. On Jan. 15, the conference continues with a HACK4Person-CenteredCare experience. This day of innovation will support participants to identify and innovate PCC-solutions to challenges within their own communities. Online registration will be available soon.

Person-centered care (PCC) places individuals and their families at the center of their care, as equal partners with providers. It is a multi-discipline approach to care that is co-designed, relationship-based, health-focused, accessible, and integrated. The IPCC is leading this conversation on transforming people, organizations and systems approach to the delivery of care.

The conference will kick off with a keynote address by Alan Balch, PhD, chief executive officer of the National Patient Advocate Foundation. The webinars will highlight person-centered care principles, tools, and practices as they relate to the interdisciplinary health and human service team including: Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician and Physician Assistant, Social Work, and Speech-Language Pathology. Sessions will include trauma-informed care, patient - provider communication with vulnerable populations, medical home model and other person-centered concepts supporting the Quadruple Aim goals.

Each webinar correlates with a module within the Person-Centered Care Toolkit, Integrating Best Practices Across Health and Human Services, and each participant will receive a copy. The webinars are CEU-eligible and designed for professionals across systems and disciplines. Cost is $65 per day or $125 for both days for those who register by Jan. 5, 2022; and $75 per day or $150 for both days for those who register after Jan. 5.

On Jan. 15, the HACK4Person-CenteredCare will inspire and foster interprofessional collaboration in creating healthcare solutions. During this interactive and immersive event, participants will join nonprofit, business and political leaders to identify person-centered needs and challenges, and then brainstorm innovative solutions to put into practice and understand the commercial reality of their proposed product. Tim Raderstorf, DNP, RN, chief innovation officer in Ohio State's College of Nursing, will facilitate the Hack.


2022 IPCC Conference

Jan. 14-15, 2022

Keynote address is by Alan Balch, PhD, of the National Patient Advocate Foundation. Webinars will highlight person-centered care principles, tools, and practices as they relate to health and human service teams.

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IPCC Director Ann Garton, DNP, said the institute is committed to educating and strengthening an interdisciplinary workforce, building the evidence base and providing professional development on person-centered care across systems and disciplines.

The institute and the St. Ambrose University Master of Public Health program were launched in 2017 through $1 million donation by Thomas Higgins, a former White House senior aide, 1967 graduate of St. Ambrose, and a member of the University Board of Trustees since 2008. He believed the complementary initiatives build upon existing strengths in the St. Ambrose College of Health and Human Services and position the University as a "thought leader" in a global effort to transform healthcare delivery.

The Institute is the first of its kind in the Midwest and places St. Ambrose and the Quad Cities healthcare community at the forefront of a growing movement to create a more collaborative approach to treating the "whole person" through an integrated team of healthcare professionals.

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