CAFP has been a proponent of collaborative education for more than 15 years. Early projects included work in osteoarthritis, diabetes, immunizations and overactive bladder. As an Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) accredited provider, the CAFP subscribes to the 22 criteria for education and is proud of its extensive experience in ACCME Criterion 20: “The provider builds bridges with other stakeholders through collaboration and cooperation.”
Improving the Care and Management within Physician Group and Systems Settings for Persons Living with Chronic Pain (CX2)
The overall goals of this project are to improve clinical outcomes, enhance quality of life for patients with chronic pain, and ensure value in health care delivery through team, group and systems-based care. This initiative is based on objectives that mirror those of the Triple Aim: improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction); improving the health of populations; and reducing the overall cost of care. CAFP and CAPG are partnering on this project, and have released the initial RFP via with Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change. Grantees will be selected in July 2015, with work extending over an 18-month timeframe and final results presented in Spring 2017.
Engaging Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional Teams in the Care and Management of Chronic Pain Patients (I-2):
The overall goals of this project are to improve clinical outcomes, enhance quality of life for patients with chronic pain, and ensure value in health care delivery through team-based care. CAFP is working with three partners Healthcare Performance Consulting, Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association and Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation on this initiative. An RFP was released via Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change, and after a two-phase selection process, eight grants were awarded. Our grantees will work over an 18-month timeframe on their projects and present results in October 2016.
Collaborative for REMS Education (CO*RE)
Since late 2009, working with 13 other organizations to ensure that the Food and Drug Administration’s REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy) for extended-release/long-acting opioids would be implemented in a manner that supports quality education and provider support. CO*RE will in instrumental in providing live, online and enduring education, plus tools and resources to more than 400,000 ER/LA opioid prescribers in the next two years. More information on CO*RE, and access to tools and resources, and educational activities are available at www.core-rems.org
The Evolution of anticoagulation Management - AFibrilation (TEAM-A)
In 2011, eight of the Cease Smoking Today (CS2day) Partners extended invitations to two other organizations, to form TEAM-A: The Evolution of Anticoagulation Management-Afilbrillation. The national initiative is directed at primary care, cardiology and hospital physicians and seeks to prevent and reduce the serious complications associated with thrombus formation. In order to fully address this ambitious goal, the overall initiative is comprised of a series of projects that will focus on specific conditions that are associated with thrombus formation (e.g., atrial fibrillation, presence of a prosthetic valve, certain orthopedic procedures, etc.).
The initiative is now in it's fourth year, with live, online and enduring and performance improvement projects. TEAM-A has produced more than 60 tools and resources for physicians and other health care providers to use as they work to decrease the rate of stroke in AFib patients. All are free of charge and available at www.teamanticoag.com