5th Annual Forum for Improving Children's Health Care

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<p>The National Initiative for Children's Health Care Quality (NICHQ) is hosting "Forging Connections," the Fifth Annual Forum for Improving Children's Health Care March 16-18 at the Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Florida.<br><br>The event aims to build will for improvement by highlighting successful evidence-based models and interventions and creating a community of dedicated professionals, policymakers, and payers who are working to transform health care for children. Topics to be covered include family-centered care, systems transformation, clinical innovations, reducing health disparities, and more.<br><br>Fund staff and grantees will take part in several forum sessions. For example, grantees Peter Margolis, M.D., Ph.D., and Kim Paul will participate in a full-day pre-conference event, "Increasing Capacity of Primary Care Practices to Provide Organized Preventive Services: Models from Across the Nation," co-led by grantee Judy Shaw; Edward Schor, M.D., and Melinda Abrams, of the Fund's Child Development and Preventive Care Program, will host a working dinner on preventive and developmental services for young children; and grantee David Bergman will present "Innovation and Change in Well Child Care: The Results of a National Conference to Generate Innovations for Well Child Care."<br><br>For more information or to register, visit the <a href="http://www.nichq.org/NICHQ/Programs/ConferencesAndTraining/5thannualfor… Web site</a>.</p>