HealthSpark Foundation is supporting a 10-year effort to enhance the long-term resiliency and quality of safety net services in Montgomery County. Informed by numerous key informant interviews, focus groups and two crowdsourcing events, this initiative was officially launched at its inaugural Community of Practice meeting held on March 12, 2018.
Since March, more than 50 safety net providers in Montgomery County have been working on at least one of four Design Teams in the areas of Public-Private Collaboration, No Wrong Door Consumer Access, Data Sharing & Systems Integration and Advocacy & Communications. Each Design Team meets monthly, and through a facilitated process is developing projects or areas of research to improve the safety net system.
At the June 4, 2018 Community of Practice meeting, Design Team members will present their initial ideas to the larger community for feedback and ideas for improvement. Design Teams will use that feedback to refine their ideas for final presentations at the third Community of Practice meeting on September 6, 2018. HealthSpark anticipates funding several of the projects developed by the Design Teams as the first phase of implementation in this 10-year effort.
Participants can expect another interactive idea-sharing event. Come and voice your opinion on how to strengthen the county’s safety net!
Monday, June 4, 2018
9:00am – 9:30am Registration, coffee and light breakfast
9:30am – 12:30pm Community of Practice meeting
12:30pm – 1:30pm Optional networking lunch (Provided by HealthSpark)
Normandy Farm Conference Center
Grand Ballroom, 1st Floor
1401 Morris Road
Blue Bell, PA 19422