Consumer Empowerment Conference Scholarship
August 10, 2020
Outside New York State
In a state as large as New York, a steady stream of smart, innovative work is coming from NYHealth grantees and non-grantees alike that is relevant to NYHealth’s priority areas of Building Healthy Communities and Empowering Health Care Consumers and its focus area on Veterans’ Health.
These organizations should be elevating their work and informing key stakeholders at regional, statewide, and national conferences, meetings, and other convenings. Yet, because of a lack of resources, they are often unable to do so. To address this issue, NYHealth is awarding grants through its Sponsoring Conference Participation in Support of Healthy Communities, Consumer Empowerment, and Veterans’ Health Request for Proposals (RFP). Through this RFP, NYHealth is sponsoring low-resource organizations to attend and present at local, State, and national conferences related to these areas. In 2020, NYHealth awarded the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC) a grant to participate in this initiative as part of its efforts to empower health care consumers.
Under this grant, IPFCC utilized NYHealth funds to provide scholarships for patient and family advisors and health care organization or community group staff members residing in New York State to attend its virtual “Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships for Quality, Safety, and Equity.” The conference brought together health care professionals, organization leaders, and patient-family advisors to share best practices and lessons learned in advancing patient- and family-centered care. Participants were able to virtually network with peers, attend experienced-based presentations and poster sessions, and engage with innovators working to build effective partnerships between health care systems, patients, and their families.