PA PQC QI Collaborative Virtual Session September 14, 2021

September 14, 2021

The Learning Session will bring to the assembled physicians, nurses, social workers, hospital leadership and other clinical staff the knowledge that there are Centers of Excellence in their communities and they can be referred to as a resource for pregnant people identified via Substance Use Disorder screenings. All of the PA PQC hospital teams can benefit from more knowledge around how to integrate health equity into their hospital operations especially as they are more aware of inequality when they review race/ethnicity data for their sites. The benefits of early intervention and how community organizations can improve the social determinants of health for families will provide guidance and resources to the hospital teams.

Agenda

8:30- 8:45  PA PQC Successes, Developments, & Updates – Robert Ferguson, MPH, Chief Policy Officer, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF)  

8:45- 9:15 am  Centers Of Excellence Panel

⦁    Maria Kolcharno, MSW, LSW, Director of Addiction Services, The Wright Center for Community Health
⦁    Alice Fischer, Care Coordination Manager, Maternal Addiction Treatment Education and Research Jefferson Health, Jefferson University Hospital 

9:15 am – 10:15 am  DHS Speaker on Early Invention, followed by a Community Spotlight – Lisa Parker, Bureau Director, Office of Child Development and Early Learning 

10:15 am – 11:15 am  Integration of Health Equity into Hospital Operations –  John (JC) Cowden, MD, MPH, Children’s Mercy Kansas City 

11:15 am – 11:25 am Break

11:25 am – 12:25 pm PA PQC Initiative Breakouts – Facilitated by QI coaches

NAS Breakout 

Maternal OUD Breakout 

Immediate Postpartum LARC Breakout 

Moving on Maternal Depression (MOMD) Breakout

PA AIM Severe Hypertension and Racial/Ethnic Disparities Breakout 


12:25 – 12:30 pm Wrap-Up & Next Steps – Pauline Taylor, Program Specialist, JHF
 

Target Audience

Nurse

Physician

Social Worker

Learning Objectives

• Describe the PA PQC’s collective successes, 2021 initiatives, and future directions

• Describe how Centers Of Excellence teams can support the retention or engagement in Medication Assisted Treatment for pregnant and postpartum individuals with Opioid Use Disorder and how they have collaborated with Maternal and Child Health providers.

• Describe the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning HRSA grant and improvement opportunities in PA around maternal child health including how to refer to and collaborate with Early Intervention services.

• Describe how to use a QI framework to support health equity within health systems

• Identify action items and ideas to take back to your PA PQC team to inform your quality improvement initiatives

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 4.00 ASWB
  • 4.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
09/14/2021
Course expires: 
11/30/2021
Event starts: 
09/14/2021 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
09/14/2021 - 12:00pm

The Learning Session will bring to the assembled physicians, nurses, social workers, hospital leadership and other clinical staff the knowledge that there are Centers of Excellence in their communities and they can be referred to as a resource for pregnant people identified via Substance Use Disorder screenings. All of the PA PQC hospital teams can benefit from more knowledge around how to integrate health equity into their hospital operations especially as they are more aware of inequality when they review race/ethnicity data for their sites. The benefits of early intervention and how community organizations can improve the social determinants of health for families will provide guidance and resources to the hospital teams.

Agenda

8:30- 8:45  PA PQC Successes, Developments, & Updates – Robert Ferguson, MPH, Chief Policy Officer, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF)  

8:45- 9:15 am  Centers Of Excellence Panel

⦁    Maria Kolcharno, MSW, LSW, Director of Addiction Services, The Wright Center for Community Health
⦁    Alice Fischer, Care Coordination Manager, Maternal Addiction Treatment Education and Research Jefferson Health, Jefferson University Hospital 

9:15 am – 10:15 am  DHS Speaker on Early Invention, followed by a Community Spotlight – Lisa Parker, Bureau Director, Office of Child Development and Early Learning 

10:15 am – 11:15 am  Integration of Health Equity into Hospital Operations –  John (JC) Cowden, MD, MPH, Children’s Mercy Kansas City 

11:15 am – 11:25 am Break

11:25 am – 12:25 pm PA PQC Initiative Breakouts – Facilitated by QI coaches

NAS Breakout 

Maternal OUD Breakout 

Immediate Postpartum LARC Breakout 

Moving on Maternal Depression (MOMD) Breakout

PA AIM Severe Hypertension and Racial/Ethnic Disparities Breakout 


12:25 – 12:30 pm Wrap-Up & Next Steps – Pauline Taylor, Program Specialist, JHF

Zoom Meeting
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Robert Ferguson, MPH, Chief Policy Officer, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF)  

John (JC) Cowden, MD, MPH, Children’s Mercy Kansas City 

Facilitated by QI coaches

Pauline Taylor, Program Specialist, JHF

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and The Jewish Healthcare Foundation. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 4.0 continuing education credits.

Available Credit

  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 4.00 ASWB
  • 4.00 Attendance
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