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CFHA Comes to Austin. You Should, Too

Posted By Meagan Anderson Longley, Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA) is hosting its annual conference in Austin this year. Lynda Frost, the director of planning and programs for the Austin-based Hogg Foundation, is co-chairing the conference and I’ve had the pleasure of serving with her on the planning advisory committee. I can say with the utmost confidence—you won’t want to miss it.

CFHA promotes a comprehensive and cost-effective model of healthcare delivery that integrates mind and body, individual and family, patients, consumers, providers and communities. Their conference has a reputation for being high energy, content rich and forward thinking. Plenary gatherings will keep you engaged and spark new thinking. The four breakout session tracks allow for deeper learning and include: Organizational & Implementation Issues, Clinical Care & Direct Practice, Consumer & Patient Engagement and Public Policy. Finally, poster presentations offer an opportunity for conversations about innovative research and programs.

If that hasn’t convinced you to register yet, I’ll let you in on another exciting detail – CFHA is offering scholarships for consumers, e-patients and family caregivers. CFHA is committed to the engagement of patients and consumers in the ongoing dialogue about how best to deliver integrated health care across the country. As such, the organization is putting its money where its mouth is (with the support of generous donors, of course!). Read more about who is eligible, how to apply, and what is included by clicking here.

So, what are you waiting for? Register and apply!

 

 


Meagan Longley, a recent graduate of The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work master’s program, joined the Hogg Foundation as a mental health fellow. Previously, Longley served as a social work intern at the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center, where she provided individual and group counseling to the University’s diverse student population. Before returning to graduate school, she spent four years as a program officer at the Austin Community Foundation and one year as a bill analyst for the Senate Research Center during the 79th legislative session. In addition to her master’s degree in social work, Longley earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and women’s studies at Furman University in Greenville, S.C.

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