News  |  September 27, 2017

PHNCI is excited to partner with the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) on the upcoming Open Forum for Quality Improvement and Innovation Conference taking place in March 2018 in Louisville, KY.

The Community of Practice for Public Health Improvement has been evolving and will now incorporate innovation more formally in the content to become the Community of Practice for Public Health Improvement and Innovation (COPPHII). The Open Forum for Quality Improvement (QI) and Innovation Conference is a place where you can learn all about the most interesting and emerging content from your peers. Moving forward, the Open Forum Conference will offer two learning tracks: 1) QI and Accreditation Readiness; and 2) Innovation. The Innovation track will be based on the definition and characteristics of innovation in public health

Who should attend the Open Forum Conference? Public health practitioners who work in performance improvement, accreditation readiness, or are focusing on innovation in their health departments or other organizations. The conference will still cover all things performance improvement (QI, workforce development, performance management, CHAs/CHIPs, strategic planning, accreditation readiness, and health equity just to name a few), and will be adding content to shape the new Innovation track. Pre-conference trainings will be available for both tracks.  

Another change for this year: the abstract process will allow you to submit your project/resource/tool for either track in the format of breakout sessions, roundtables, or posters. NNPHI will be unveiling a newer, more streamlined abstract process on October 2nd, so keep an eye out for that upcoming communication! 

Also new this year for the Open Forum Conference: a new mobile meeting app will be released to allow for faster access to materials, agendas, and other interesting conference content. 

Registration will open in early November 2017 on NNPHI's website.

If you would like to see what is being planned and share your feedback with NNPHI, please join one of the two Stakeholder Engagement calls that are planned:

Planning Call #1
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
11:00 AM Eastern
Click here to to join the 1st planning call.
Phone Number: 1-866-740-1260 | Access Code: 3509831#

Planning Call #2 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
3:00 PM Eastern
Click here to join the 2nd planning call.
Phone Number: 1-866-740-1260 | Access Code: 3509831#