Health Care Delivery Committee
Health Care Delivery Committee
Jane Knapp, MD (2014)
Children's Mercy Hospital
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 234-3689
The mission of the Health Care Delivery Committee is to improve the health and well-being of all children, adolescents and young adults by promoting APA member professional development in research, education and quality improvement to create innovative, effective and cost conscious healthcare delivery systems.
The Values of the Health Care Delivery Committee
Family-Centered - Effective health care delivery systems must be designed around the needs of children and their families.
Multidisciplinary approach - Innovation and change management is a team effort that requires the work and support of everyone in the care delivery system, including those not directly involved in innovation or quality improvement work.
Community-based - Health care delivery exists within a local context and requires that care delivery systems are designed with this in mind.
Equity - Effective healthcare delivery systems must confront disparities in health outcomes.
Advocacy - Some changes in healthcare delivery systems will require changes to public policy and social consciousness.
The Health Care Delivery Committee is committed to a future in which the health care delivery system in the United States provides quality care that is accessible, coordinated, culturally effective, comprehensive, family-centered, compassionate and affordable for all children, adolescents and young adults.
Goals of the HCD Committee
The following goals for the committee were developed and prioritized by the Task Force
- Conduct a needs assessment of APA members to determine how the HCD Committee can best serve their professional needs.
- Form a Task Force to plan and develop the Quality Scholars Program (QSP) for the APA.
- Define the points of intersection between the HCD Committee and regions, SIGs, other committees and Task Forces to improve communication, collaboration and optimal use of resources.
- Develop strategies to educate the APA membership on the emerging disciplines that relate to improving systems of health care delivery, including quality improvement science, implementation science and others.
- Build collaborative partnerships with other professional organizations around common ground goals in health care delivery.
- Develop strategies for determining quality measures that are specific to the unique health care aspects of pediatric health care delivery.
- October 2013
- June 2013
- April 2013
- December 2012
- October 2012
- April 2012
- February 2012
- December 2011
- February 2011
It's That Time of Year
The Health Care Delivery Committee is now be accepting submissions for the 2014 Health Care Delivery Award. The description of the call for proposals can be obtained from Christen Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or from the Health Care Delivery Committee page on the APA website. Your submissions are welcome and encouraged. The Health Care Delivery Award is a great way to nationally showcase your program and the outstanding work that you are doing. If you are interested in serving on the Selection Committee for the award contact Jane Knapp at email@example.com.
The Health Care Delivery Committee sponsored topic symposium, Innovative Models in Health Care Delivery has been accepted for the 2014 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in Vancouver. There will be 4 presentations from model programs across the country. The presentations will be: Developing Community-Based Pediatric Health Services by Tackling Financials First by Bob Finuf (Kansas City); Partners for Kids by Kelly Kelleher (Columbus); Transforming Pediatric Ambulatory Care: The Physician's Extension Team by Drew Hertz (Cleveland) and Partnering with Parents, the Medical Home and Community Providers to Improve Transition Services for High-Risk Preterm Infants in Rhode Island by Betty Vohr (Providence).
Check out the HCD Committee wiki on the APA website. It has the working draft of our new mission and values statement. These statements were developed by the Health Care Delivery Committee Task Force whose members represent 7 different SIGs and many regions. Leave your comments as a wiki post and let us know what you think.
Health Care Delivery Committee Chair
Join us in Boston at PAS on Saturday April 28th, 2012
topic symposium Health Care Delivery: Transforming Our System from Fragmentation to Integration
Speakers:Thomas Klitzner from Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA, Doug Thompson from Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Charles Macias from Texas Children's Hospital, Houston and Richard Antonelli from Boston Children's Hospital.
The session will address models for successful health care delivery and using integration to deliver accountable care.