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LPHI Hosts Fifth Annual Regional Care Collaborative Forum- Population Health: Adding Value to Outcomes

On December 12 and 13 LPHI will host the fifth annual Regional Care Collaborative Forum at the Intercontinental Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. With the theme of Population Health: Adding Value to Outcomes, this two-day event gathers community health centers and stakeholders from the coastal regions of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the panhandle of Florida to share information and ideas about how to improve health and healthcare in the region. Featured speakers include Dr. Karen DeSalvo (former Acting Assistant Secretary of Health at the US Department of Health and Human Services), Louisiana Health Secretary, Dr. Rebekah Gee, and peer community health center leadership.

The forum will bring together approximately 150 participants, including physicians, social workers, care managers, and administrators, representing health centers and other partners from the Gulf Region. Session highlights include:
· Financial Considerations for Value Based Purchasing
· Partnering with Payers
· Patient Engagement and Motivational Interviewing Workshop
· Integrating Community Health Workers into Clinical Settings
· Behavioral Health Integration and Stigma
· Community Health Initiatives: Bayou on the Move

By offering opportunities to learn from nationally recognized experts and regional peers, the RCC Forum allows participants to consider issues and trends in terms of strategic vision as well as the practicalities of real-world implementation. Learning communities have been a core strategy and service offering of LPHI for much of the organization's history. Learning Communities are an effective method for coalition building, network development, and dissemination of best practices and key findings. LPHI project teams have facilitated learning communities in support of diverse programs and topic areas such as primary care-behavioral health integration, leveraging health information technology to improve chronic care management, optimizing use of electronic health record systems, enhancing inter-pregnancy care. As a trusted partner in improving health, LPHI has hosted learning communities for an array of clients including state departments of health, federally qualified health centers, primary care associations, federal agencies, and national philanthropy.

Attendance at the RCC Forum is open to anyone who is interested in improving access to high quality, sustainable primary care along the Gulf Coast. Register here!​