2019 ICPF Conference Program

Schedule at a Glance


6:30 am–5:30 pm


7:30 am–5:00 pm

Prayer/Reflection Room

8:00–9:00 am

Continental Breakfast & Special Interest Group Meetings

9:00–9:45 am

Welcome, Overview & Icebreaker

9:45–10:45 am

Plenary I: Bridging Practices and Communities: A Week in the Life of a Practice Facilitator in Rural Colorado
Linda Zittleman & Christin Sutter

The High Plains Research Network (HPRN) is a practice- and community-based research network that works with 53 primary care practices, 16 hospitals, in the 16 county region of rural eastern Colorado. Ms. Zittleman and Ms. Sutter will describe the HPRN, its history of engaging communities in research, and how practice facilitation has been woven into its research and quality improvement efforts. They will preset examples of projects that bridge a broad range of community organizations and practices, successful strategies, and reflections on improvements. 

10:45–11:00 am

Refreshment/Transitional Break

11:00 am–12:00 pm

Workshops, Skill Labs, & Oral Presentations

12:00–1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00–2:00 pm

Poster Session

2:00–3:00 pm

Workshops, Skill Labs, & Oral Presentations

3:00–3:15 pm

Refreshment/Transitional Break

3:15–4:15 pm

Workshops, Skill Labs, & Oral Presentations

4:15-4:30 pm

Transitional Break

4:30–5:30 pm

General Session & Daily Wrap-up

5:30–6:30 pm

Happy Hour Networking Reception

7:00 pm

Dine Arounds



6:30 am–12:00 pm


7:00 am–12:00 pm

Prayer/Reflection Room

7:00–8:00 am

Continental Breakfast & Special Interest Group Meetings

8:00–8:15 am

Morning Announcements

8:15–9:15 am

Plenary II: Cross-Community Facilitation for Social Determinants of Health Screening and Referral in Oregon 
Steven Brantley, MPH, CCRP

The Oregon Accountable Health Communities (AHC) study is designed to screen and refer more than 75,000 Medicaid or Medicare members annually for social determinants of health. Steven Brantley, a practice facilitator for the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN), will describe how their team has engaged nearly 50 primary care clinics, dental offices, social service agencies, community and other partners in this work. He will describe the background and context of AHC and outline facilitation strategies used to engage study participants and partners.

9:15-9:30 am

Transitional Break

9:30–10:30 am

Workshops, Skill Labs, & Oral Presentations

10:30-10:45 am

Transitional Break

10:45–11:45 am

World Cafe

The World Café is a rapid networking opportunity for conference attendees to share strategies around practice facilitation topics of interest. Come ready to engage, self-select table topics of interest, and build relationships with other conference attendees (bring your business cards). 

11:45 am–12:00 pm

Wrap-up & Evaluation

12:00 pm

Conference Adjourns

Funding for this conference was made possible in part by grant 1R13HS025315‐03 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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