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Innovation Café

2018 Innovation Cafe: Strategies for Improving Children's Health

What: This forum will engage health system champions in peer-to-peer learning and networking to spread innovation with the aim of improving children's health (prenatal to age 17), including a special emphasis on CCO early childhood incentive measures and cross-sector collaboration. CCO and clinic staff, cross-sector partners and other health system champions will present projects and discuss learnings and best practices in cross-sector innovations and health system transformation. Shring will take place in cafe-style rounds and through plenary sessions.

Pediatrician and 2015-2016 Oregon Health Authority Clinical Innovation Fellow R.J. Gillespie will provide the keynote plenary on the impacts of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and social determinants on child health and wellness; his clinical research in screening for parents' ACEs in pediatric settings; and a vision for preventing the lifelong effects of ACEs through partnerships across sectors.

When: June 12, 2018, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Salem Convention Center (tentative)

Cost: No charge to attendees.

Registration: Registration will open in February.

Call for Projects

Much of the day will be spent in small-group table discussions. If you'd like to present a project, please sure that it addresses one of the following topic areas:

  • 2018 CCO challenge pool metrics:

           -Childhood immunization status

           -Developmental screening in the first 36 months of life (and follow-up to screening)

           -Assessments within 60 days for children in DHS custody

           -Prenatal and postpartum care: Timeliness of prenatal care

  • Cross-sector partnerships for early childhood health (ages birth to five), including social determinants of health (for example, CCO and early learning hub working together to provide parenting supports; CCO working with food bank or farmers market to improve food security for children)
  • Oral health integration for improved child outcomes

Please submit your brief proposal here. Additional proposal parameters are included in the Survey Monkey link.

Presentation format: Informal 20-25 minute small-group table discussions. Presenters will share a short project overview, along with a one-page handout, then facilitate a discussion on the topic including project implementation, dissemination and sustainability. Presentations may be repeated. Please note that some project submissions may be seleted for a panel-style plenary presentation rather than small-group sharing.

Important dates:

  • Call for projects open: January 19
  • Project proposals due: March 23
  • Applicants informed of decisions: April 20
  • Presenter preparation webinars (must attend one): May 29, 1-2 p.m.; May 31, noon-1 p.m.
  • Project one-page handouts due: May 18

Innovation Cafe contacts: Tom Cogswell, Adrienne Mullock, Liz Stuart


2017 Innovation Cafe Content

2015 Innovation Cafe Content

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