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Building a Healthier North Dakota Together!

Quality Health Associates of North Dakota will be hosting their annual Quality Forum on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Bismarck, ND. This year’s Forum—Healthy People, Healthy Communities—brings together professionals from across the continuum of care and community who are dedicated to improving the health of their community and the state as a whole.

Registration is now open. Click here to access a full brochure and registration information.

Agenda at a glance…

To keep the patient as the central focus, the day will begin with Barb Fischer telling her story of recovery following an adverse event that occurred during a surgical procedure.

Julia Resnick, MPH, Senior Program Manager/Operations Lead, Association for Community Health Improvement, Chicago, IL, will  lead participants through the discussion “Moving the Needle on the Social Determinants of Health” to provide a greater understanding of those determinants. She will share how to stratify data to understand disparities within health systems and communities. Strategies to identify and address social determinants of health as a community will also be discussed.

Breakout sessions will include integrating behavioral health into community healthcare; community of care (helping older adults stay in their home rural home); antipsychotic reduction in long-term care residents; diabetes and hypertension; antibiotic stewardship and quality improvement 101/102.

A panel discussion will highlight the efforts and activities of two communities receiving North Dakota State Targeted Response (STR) to the Opioid Crisis grants and a third participating in the STR supported Project ECHO. Panelists will share insights on maximizing partnerships, building on existing efforts and rallying the collaboration necessary to reduce opioid misuse and overdoses.

NEW THIS YEAR…Gallery Walk of Success

Gallery Walk participants will share highlights of their projects, programs and successful interventions.

  • Reducing Sepsis Harm and Death (Great Plains QIN)
  • Use of Community Resources for Care Coordination (First Link)
  • Success in Care Consultation (Alzheimer’s Association)
  • All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (Northland Care Coordination Program/Northland PACE  Program)
  • Building A Patient and Family Advisory Council (Cavalier County Memorial Hospital and Clinics)
  • Building Community Partnerships (Standing Rock Opioid STR Community)
  • Bridging Health and Home (Sanford Mayville Medical Center)
  • Team-Based Care (Jacobson Memorial Hospital)
  • Electronic Laboratory Test Order and Result Reporting (ND HIN/Trinity Health)