Patient / Family Engagement

The three pillars of PQCNC are the spread of clinically effective, family centered and fiscally responsible care practices across the state of North Carolina. The collaborative is comprised of folks throughout the state of North Carolina who have a vested interest in PQCNC's mission including care providers, payors, family representatives, and other maternal and infant health leaders.  PQCNC is deeply committed to partnering with family members and is looking to family members and family advocates to provide input as to the quality initiatives that would be most beneficial to families and, most importantly, to work as team members on those initiatives. In support of that aspect of our mission we are proud to convene and support the efforts of the Patient / Family Engagement Initiative. This is a very important part of PQCNC activities as the Patient / Family Engagement Initiative will provide additional ways for us to learn from each other and discuss ways to involve patients and families in order to improve health care delivery. Ideas exchanged through the Patient / Family Engagement Initiative will enhance the collaboration between families, care providers and other stakeholders involved in perinatal care at the state and local level as well as inform the work of every succeeding initiative that PQCNC undertakes.

For more information, to get involved, or to subscribe to updates of Patient / Family Engagement Group activities contact Keith M. Cochran.

Updates

Updates

March 17, 2014 - The Expert Team is hard at work on the second Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) mini-initiative – PFE 2. Scheduled to begin in May and end in September, this initiative is designed to allow existing PFE teams to complete some Read more...
February 18, 2014 - As PFE 1 comes to a close, teams are preparing to report on their work when they gather for the final learning session of the initiative this month in Raleigh.  In addition to presenting to, and learning from, each other, Read more...
Results

Results

PFE1 has led to PFE2 and a new charter...

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