Full Agenda - November 2012

The AF4Q Alliances have made incredible inroads in improving the quality of health and healthcare in their communities. From identifying bright spots to hardwiring a culture of continuous innovation into their daily work, Alliances are working toward long-term sustainability of their efforts while becoming resources others turn to for lessons learned along the way. Spread of lessons relies on story. At the November meeting, AF4Q Alliance teams will be challenged as never before to tell the story of their Alliance, as well as the many chapters that make up that tale. We will address not only the “what” of your story, but the “who” needs to hear it and the “how” you make sure they do. This meeting is targeted at a wide range of stakeholders, so we hope project directors will consider their many Alliance perspectives when inviting attendees to this meeting, as all voices are vital to the story.

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Agenda and Other Items:

Wednesday, November 7th

7:00 am - 3:00 pm: Premeeting registration
7:30 am - 4:30 pm: Project directors’ meeting (by invitation). Breakfast will be available starting at 7:00 am. Lunch will be provided. Senior staff from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Aligning Forces for Quality National Program Office will join the meeting from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm.
10:15 am -11:00 am: Consumer Representative Coffee and chit-chat
11:00 am - 3:00 pm: Consumer representatives’ meeting (by invitation). Lunch will be provided.
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Consumer networking space. The room is yours for impromptu meetings or continued conversation.
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm: PCORI Focus Group: The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will hold a focus group for interested AF4Q consumers about evidence-based guidelines around preventive health care services. Contact cramos@gwu.edu to register. Preregistration required. Participants will receive a gift card for their time. NOTE: This is not an AF4Q event.
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm: “The Grapes of … Collaboration!”- Social event, cocktails, and dinner.
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Thursday, November 8th

6:30 am – 8:00 am: Breakfast and registration. A hot breakfast is available for all meeting attendees.
There are two options for enjoying it:
     -Making Local and Regional QI Connections Easier Through the National Quality Forum
      (NQF) Action Registry Networking
     -Networking—What Stories Do You Want to Share?
8:00 am - 9:30 am: Opening plenary: “The Call of Story”. Keynoter Abraham Verghese.
9:30 am - 9:45 am: Break
9:45 am - 11:15 am: BREAKOUTSConnecting the Dots
In three concurrent, highly interactive sessions, we will dive into stories from within AF4Q and beyond, shining the light on both bright spots and struggles.
     -Targeting Depression: Connecting Measurement and Payment
     -Beyond the Clinic Walls: Connecting Population Health and QI to Reach Vulnerable
     -Beyond 2015: Showcasing the Value of AF4Q
11:15 am - 11:30 am: Break
11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Luncheon Plenary: “How the Election Results Might Impact Your Story”. Keynoter: Sara Rosenbaum.
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm: Break
1:15 pm - 5:15 pm: STORYTELLING CLINIC
Teams will work together with their fellow alliance members and professional storytellers Rick Stone and Shirley Decker from I.D.E.A.S. Orlando. View the Guilde to Developing Powerful Innovation Stories.
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm: Networking reception
6:15 pm: Dinner on your own
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Friday, November 9th

6:00 am - 7:00 am: Align Your Forces with Early Morning Yoga
What better way to be active with AF4Q in San Francisco than with what is known as the official art of alignment!
7:00 am - 8:30 am: Breakfast
     -Care About Your Care 2013: An Overview
     -Networking: What Stories do You Want to Share? Find a table tent that speaks to you and join your peers for casual conversation and storytelling around a variety of topics
8:30 am - 10:00 am: BREAKOUTS—Bringing Value to Your Story: Connecting the Dots
In three concurrent, highly interactive sessions, we will dive into stories from within AF4Q and beyond, shining the light on both bright spots and struggles.
      -Show Me the Money: Connecting Cost and Quality to Safely Transform Care Delivery
      -Promising Results: Connecting Patient Engagement and Quality
      -Beg, Borrow, and Adapt: Connecting Quality Improvement and Payment on the Road
       to Big Impact
10:00 am - 10:15 am: Break
10:15 am -12:15 pm: Closing Plenary—“The Power of Story to Make a Difference: Empowered Patients, Empowered Communities”. Keynoter Elizabeth Cohen.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch: All attendees are invited to stay for lunch. You may eat at the hotel and network with peers, or pack your lunch to go. Private Lunch for Project Directors: Project directors are invited to share an informal wrapup lunch together. Lunch will be served in the room. Private Lunch for Consumer Representatives: Consumer representatives and consumer engagement staff are invited to come back together for a final casual opportunity to debrief. Lunch will be served in the room.
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