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Call for Presentations 2014

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CFHA 2014 Conference

Call for Presentations


CFHA 's 16th Annual Conference

October 16-18, 2014

From Fragmentation to Integration: 

A Triple Aim Imperative 

Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC


Call for Presentations for Concurrent Sessions 
Proposals accepted online February 3 to March 15, 2014

Submission Deadline: Saturday, March 15, 2014


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

All submissions are subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the General Submission Agreement.

A separate submission process for Posters. 


About CFHA and the Annual Conference

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 500 attendees are expected to attend the 2014 CFHA Conference in Washington, DC. The three-day conference includes preconference workshops; three plenary sessions and more than 50 educational breakout sessions. 




Recognizing fragmentation in healthcare is pervasive and manifested through institutionalized barriers in our financial, operational and clinical systems, the goal of the 2014 CFHA Conference is to advance the understanding that broad adoption and sustainability of collaborative care is fundamental to the achievement of *Triple Aim: better patient experience, better population health, and lower cost.

This will be an action-oriented conference, structured with multiple opportunities to make connections and participate in sessions designed to take advantage of existing national reform efforts in 2014. As the ACA begins its full implementation, our goal is bring conference attendees together with leaders in the field to share the latest advancements, and take action on the most pressing policy issues necessary to bring about greater adoption and sustainability of this model of care.

*The Triple Aim framework was developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, Massachusetts (”


2014 Call for Presentations for Concurrent Sessions 

We seek presentation proposals that help advance CFHA’s mission to promote the adoption and sustainability of comprehensive and cost-effective models of healthcare delivery that integrates mind and body, individual and family, patients, providers and communities, and that addresses the conference theme, "FROM FRAGMENTATION TO INTEGRATION: A TRIPLE AIM IMPERATIVE."

Interactive sessions with audience participation are encouraged, as well as presentations by interdisciplinary teams that explore clinical, operational and financial components of collaborative care. 

Proposals will be accepted in the following KEY TRACK areas: 

1. Focus on individuals and families; these may include:
    • Consumer/patient engagement in organizational policy, planning, delivery of care, evaluation, and training.  
    • Jointly planned and customized care at the level of the individual and family. 
    • Enabling individuals and families to better manage their own health. 

2. Redesign of primary care services and structures; these may include:

    • Overcoming barriers to planning and implementation of integrated care.
    • Interdisciplinary, team-based approaches for a more whole-person approach to care.
    • Multi-sector partnerships to support the provision of integrated care. 

3. Prevention and health promotion; these may include:

    • Strategies aimed at the prevention and early intervention of mental health problems.
    • Health promotion and disease-management support interventions for smoking cessation, healthy eating, exercise, and reduction of substance abuse.

4. Sustainability and cost control, these may include:

    • Implementing policies and payment mechanisms that promote sustainable models of collaborative care within publicly and privately funded centers/organizations.
    • Documented  changes in cost of healthcare by adoption of an integrated model of care delivery. 

5. System integration; these may include

    • Strategies to develop, nurture and reward champions, providers and leaders in collaborative care.
    • Systems for ongoing learning and improvement.
    • Systems for breaking down barriers to sharing health records among providers.
    • Systems for sustainable governance and financial structures.

6. Education and training; these may include:

    • Inter-professional training approaches.
    • Orientation and training for providers and staff to an integrated care setting - including providing medical care in non-medical settings.

7. Research and Evaluation*; these may include:

    • Research oriented presentations that include approaches to program evaluation, quality improvement, outcomes assessment, extraction and use of data from electronic health records, qualitative and quantitative methodologies. 

* Research and Evaluation proposals which address Key Track areas 1-6 will be given special consideration. 

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.


General Submission Agreement

By submitting a presentation proposal for the CFHA Conference, you understand and explicitly agree:

  • That the Primary Contract Person indicated on your proposal agrees to receive all correspondence and accepts responsibility for conveying and confirming Conference-related information with all presenters, co-presenters and authors. 
  • That all presenters and co-presenters must register and pay to attend the CFHA Conference. There are no complimentary admissions nor fee discounts for presenters or co-presenters. Full and one-day registration options are available; no half-day registrations are offered.
  • That presenters are responsible for their own travel and hotel arrangements and assume all related costs. Presenters are strongly encouraged to book their accommodations at the official CFHA Conference hotel.  
  • That every person submitting a presentation, or is listed as presenter or co-presenter or author is required to complete a disclosure indicating any financial or non-financial relationship related to the content of the proposed session.
  • To present in the time slot and format assigned by the program committee.
  • To grant permission to CFHA to take photographs, videos or audio recordings of you and to publish them at CFHA's sole discretion in any format.
  • For presentations involving research with human subjects, research has been reviewed by and either exempted or received approval from the appropriate Institutional Review Board and the data has been collected in an ethical manner. 
  • That Appropriate "Releases of Confidential Information" have been obtained for all client materials that will be used or recorded as part of this presentation. The responsibility for protecting client confidentiality rests with the presenters. 
  • To obtain written permission from copyright holders for the use of any previously published material in your presentation or handouts.
  • That presenters will be required to provide handout materials, class outline or other related resources in advance to be incorporated into the Conference proceedings. In lieu of printed handout materials, CFHA will offer online access to these resource materials for Conference registrants.
  • To disclose to CFHA any financial or non-financial relationship that creates a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest.
  • To inform CFHA if you develop or acquire a disclosable interest related to the content of your presentation at any time before Conference.
  • To disclose relevant financial and non-financial relationships on site in formats specified by CFHA.
  • To refrain from attempting to persuade attendees to purchase or use a specific product, service, piece of equipment, or device.
  • When discussing a specific product or service, to offer information on its theoretical framework, relevant evidence, and operational details; to disclose in advance if your presentation will not address the range of competing products or services; and to refrain from overt selling.
  • To refrain from overt statements or pointed humor that disparages the rightful dignity and social equity of any person or group. 
  • To follow accepted research procedures concerning protection of human subjects and confidentiality.
  • That acceptance of a proposal does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures by CFHA.

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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.