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Call for Presentations

CFHA 's 15th Annual Conference
October 10-12, 2013
Omni Interlocken Resort
Broomfield/Denver, Colorado U.S.A.

We are no longer accepting proposals.
The submission deadline was Friday, March 15.

Click here for more details (PDF) about the CFHA Conference and Call for Presentations

The Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA) is a member-based, member-driven collaborative organization. For us, collaboration isn’t just a word in our name; it defines who we are, how we interact with each other and other organizations. We believe deeply that collaboration is an essential element necessary for re-visioning healthcare specifically and society generally. CFHA promotes a comprehensive and cost-effective model of healthcare delivery that integrates mind and body, individual and family, patients, providers and communities. CFHA achieves this mission through education, training, partnering, consultation, research and advocacy.

The CFHA Annual Conference focuses on the many and varied aspects of collaborative and integrated healthcare. It has become the premiere conference of its type, bringing together practitioners, researchers, students, academicians, consumers and patients, corporations, governmental agencies, foundations, and many others.

More than 400 attendees are expected to attend the 2013 CFHA Conference in Broomfield, Colorado. The three-day conference includes preconference workshops; three plenary sessions and more than 50 educational breakout sessions.

This conference is your opportunity to share your expertise and your creativity with others from whom you too can learn. This is an opportunity to expand connections and accelerate our collective capacity to become effective change agents in the adoption of collaborative care.

We seek proposals for presentations that address the conference theme, "Disrupting Status Quo", as well as presentations that help advance CFHA’s mission to promote a comprehensive and cost-effective model of healthcare delivery.

Presentation proposals will be considered in the following topic areas:

  • Clinical care/direct practice
  • Consumer/patient engagement
  • Public policy
  • Interdisciplinary team training
  • Leading/creating systemic change

Presentation proposals will be considered for any aspect of collaborative care that may be of interest to conference attendees, including:

  • Interdisciplinary, team-based approaches to care beyond medical and behavioral health integration that incorporate other services such as oral health, substance abuse treatment, clinical pharmacy, specialty care, nutrition, spiritual counseling and/or complementary therapies for a more whole-person approach to care.
  • Research that translates into better practice.
  • Public policy issues such as analyzing and interpreting existing policies, advocating for policy changes.
  • Training and education such as interprofessional training; orienting staff to an integrated care setting; providing medical care in non-medical settings.
  • Consumer/patient engagement in organizational policy, planning, delivery of care, evaluation, and training.
  • Technology such as EHRs, health information exchange, patient portals, social media.
  • Overcoming barriers to planning and implementation; how to blend organizational cultures.
  • Cultural congruency in providing services.
  • Engaging specific ethnic and linguistic minorities, underserved/low income communities, and rural populations.
  • Organizational case studies, successful collaborations between primary and behavioral health providers in the public and private sectors.
  • Connecting individuals to a healthcare home and empowering individuals, families and communities as owners of their care.
  • Implementing of policies and payment mechanisms that promote sustainable models of collaborative care within both publicly and privately funded centers/institutions.
  • Strategies to develop, nurture and reward champions, providers and leaders in collaborative care.
  • Clinical topic presentations (e.g., PTSD, substance abuse, adolescent health, etc.).

Sessions that are interactive with the audience are encouraged.Whenever possible, we encourage presentations by interdisciplinary teams that explore the clinical, operational and financial components of collaborative care.

Please keep in mind that conference sessions are intended for educational purposes and are noncommercial forums. Presenters should refrain from specific product endorsement whenever possible and under no circumstances should the session be used as a place for direct promotion of a presenter’s product, service or monetary self-interest.

For more information about the type of presentations at the CFHA Conference, click here.

For questions about 2013 Conference presentations, please contact Program Chairs Laurie Ivey or Amy Davis.


We are no longer accepting proposals for the 2013 CFHA Conference.

The submission deadline was Friday, March 15, 2013. The Call for Posters will be posted in late April 2013.


Contact Us

P. O. Box 23980,
Rochester, New York
14692-3980 USA

What We Do

CFHA is a member-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to making integrated behavioral and physical health the standard of care nationally. CFHA achieves this by organizing the integrated care community, providing expert technical assistance and producing educational content.