Play an active part in the premier conference in integrated care by submitting a proposal to present at the CFHA Annual Conference! The call for proposals is open from February 1st to March 15th!
The last two years have challenged us like never before as the COVID pandemic swept through communities and institutions across the world. Frontline healthcare workers bore disproportionate burden and loss in both their professional and personal realms and BIPOC frontline workers faced even greater challenges. 2022 is a time to rebuild. It is a time to acknowledge and declare, “We see you”. Let’s lean in together and celebrate our strength and resilience. We will gather stories, data, and models of integrated care that promoted flourishing while we also make space for the ongoing pain and loss that must be acknowledged.
Because we believe in fostering resilience through community we are co-sponsored this year by two northwestern regional networks* with demonstrated workforce development success. The conference aims to feature examples at the local, regional and national levels that demonstrate the progress that has been made in building and strengthening the integrated care workforce in both rural and urban centers across the country.
* Idaho Integrated Behavioral Health Network & The Interprofessional Primary Care Institute are proud co-sponsors of our 2022 conference
In particular, we are seeking submissions that:
- Are tailored to the different professions and license types represented on the modern care team
- Are tailored to the different levels (beginner to expert) of the workforce
- Provide examples of efforts to scale the workforce
- Provide methods of sustainability efforts for the workforce
- Highlight the work of traditional health workers including, but not limited to, family advocates, doulas, community health workers, peer support specialists, recovery mentors, health coaches, peer wellness specialists, personal health navigators, promatores, etc.
- Strategies for collecting and demonstrating use of IBH data. How is it being done? Developing a meaningful strategy for data collection to evaluate your IBH program.
- Improving equity in rural and urban hard-to-reach populations
- Lift voices of underserved populations
- Lift voices of clinicians from non-majority population groups
Concurrent Education Sessions
The CFHA Conference offers more than 100 breakout sessions representing a diverse blend of topics about clinical, research, administrative, or education issues. Sessions are presented on Thursday thru Saturday during the conference, with 8-10 presentations offered simultaneously during each period. Presentations are 30 or 60 minutes in length.
When marketing the conference, CFHA will publish the title, abstract, objectives, and presenters. In addition, keywords will be used to index the presentations to allow for attendees to search for presentations of interest.
CFHA is committed to quality programming that links content to evidence and /or those who strive to support the current evidence base or builds upon it in rigorous program evaluation or research. CFHA strongly encourages presentations that include interdisciplinary collaboration and perspectives, including those of patients or families.
Research and Evaluation Track
We are pleased to offer a unique series of presentations identified as the Special Sessions for Training in Research and Evaluation. These presentations are designed to provide technical training on planning and conducting rigorous research, quality improvement, and program evaluation in real-world health care settings. The primary focus of these presentations should be equipping attendees with practical knowledge and skills via “how to” lessons, rather than simply presenting study results. Data from studies/evaluations should be presented as a vehicle to illustrate and teach specific approaches to study design as well as data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Presentations must provide participants with a training experience that instructs them on the knowledge/methods/skills used to obtain any data presented and the ways the results can be applied to improve practice.
We also encourage those to consider submitting a poster presentation if they feel their topic is better suited for that format. Poster presentations allow authors to visually present their best ideas and/or latest research and evaluation findings in a way that facilitates dialogue and networking among colleagues. Poster presentations are highly valuable to our field and are thus increasing in number and rigor at the CFHA conference.
Click here for examples of the many different types of projects (e.g., clinical program, training curriculum, quality improvement, program evaluation, literature review) that can be presented via the poster format.
How to Submit a Proposal Online
CFHA’s online submission form has several elements with 11 sections that must be completed. Each section must be completed in its entirety to successfully submit your proposal.
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