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
Plans Underway for HCD Committee Presentations at PAS
The Health Care Delivery Award will be presented during the APA Presidential Plenary at PAS on Monday, May 5. This year's winner is Dr. Barry Zuckerman and the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Zuckerman and the Department of Pediatrics were recognized for their work in transforming the health care delivery system for children living in poverty through programs such as Reach Out and Read and the Witness to Violence Project. The depth and scope of the programs have been remarkable, disseminated widely and shown the test of time. Come and join us for the presentation.
Plans are underway for this year's Health Care Delivery Committee meeting at PAS. The meeting will be held on Sunday, May 4 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. This year we are working on plans for a panel that will explore How Pediatrics Will be Represented in the Health Care Delivery System of the Future. We will have a report from the APA Task force on Childhood Poverty Health Care Delivery Subcommittee and featured speakers exploring how market and policy conditions and payment reform are shifting the landscape for pediatrics. Watch for more information on the list-serve.
Plan to join us Monday, May 5 for the HCD Committee sponsored Topic Symposium on Innovative Models in Pediatric Health Care Delivery. This topic symposium is an extension and broadening of the discussion we began at the SRO 2013 PAS HCD Committee meeting. We'll feature 4 presentations that describe not only the model but feature data on their outcomes to date.
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.