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PCPCC Launches New Stakeholder Centers with Virtual Medical Home "Town Halls"

Country’s leading medical home coalition to hold public forums for advancing medical home strategies.

Feb. 11, 2013 - PRLog -- Throughout the month of February the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC; www.pcpcc.net)  will hold virtual public forums to launch the work of its Stakeholder Centers (http://www.pcpcc.net/stakeholder-centers), each led by thought leaders and medical home experts from unique disciplines that are dedicated to building support, knowledge, and public awareness for the patient-centered medical home.

“We are delighted to engage the public in these open forums to drive awareness for the medical home and help us define strategies for encouraging its widespread adoption,” said Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH, PCPCC’s CEO.

Participation in a center's Quarterly Open Forum Call will allow stakeholders to:

·         - Learn more about the Stakeholder Centers and their role within PCPCC

·         - Hear directly from center co-chairs about goals and objectives for the coming year, such as publications, events, and other special projects

·         - Engage in an interactive dialogue that solicits live feedback from participants through polling and facilitated discussion

·         - Cast their vote about what they’d like to see from the center in the coming year

Call dates and registration information is listed below.

Patients, Families, & Consumers (http://www.pcpcc.net/patients-families-consumers)

Co-Chairs: Christine Bechtel, National Partnership for Women & Families; Francis Rienzo, Sanofi

Wednesday, February 13th - 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

Click here (http://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/241219152) to register.

Employer & Purchaser Engagement (http://www.pcpcc.net/employer-engagement)

Co-Chairs: Becky Brosche, Pfizer;

Anshuman Choudri, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Wednesday, February 27 - 4:00 - 5:00 PM ET

Click here (https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/654606952) to register.

Advocacy & Public Policy (http://www.pcpcc.net/advocacy-policy)

Co-Chairs: Shari Erickson, American College of Physicians;

Greg Pawlson, Stevens & Lee

Thursday, February 14th - 10:00 - 11:00 AM ET

Click here (https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/569694881) to register.

Outcomes & Evaluation (http://www.pcpcc.net/outcomes-evaluation)

Co-Chairs: Melinda Abrams, The Commonwealth Fund;

Scott Van Valkenberg, Ernst & Young

Wednesday, March 20th

3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

Click here (https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/562885104) to register.

Care Delivery & Integration (http://www.pcpcc.net/care-delivery)

Co-Chairs:Blair Childs, Premier, Inc.;

Ted Epperly, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho;

Sunnah Kim, American Academy of Pediatrics

Tuesday, February 19th - 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

Click here (https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/383748584) to register.

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