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 More on the Summit in February 2018!

May 3-4, 2018
9th Annual Partners in Care Summit
Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill

2500 Legends Circle, Prattville, AL 36066


Our 8th Annual Summit in 2017 was a great success!

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2017 Highlights

Held on April 20-21, 2017
Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill

2500 Legends Circle, Prattville, AL 36066

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It was great!
featuring nationally renowned child advocate Julie Beckett

Julie Beckett, a co-founder of Family Voices, a national grassroots organization of families and friends speaking on behalf of and with children and youth with special health care needsOn April 20-21, 2017, we held the 7th Annual Partners in Care Summit.

A highlight this year was child and youth advocate, Julie Beckett, a co-founder of Family Voices, a national grassroots organization of families and friends speaking on behalf of and with children and youth with special health care needs. She was instrumental in the 2005 passage of the Family Opportunity Act, which established the Family-to-Family Health Information Centers.

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Our 8th Annual Summit in 2017 was a great success!
More on the 2018 Summit in February 2018!

2017 Partners in Care Summit Recap

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Youth and Family Leadership Development

Thursday was for family members only and ran from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM.  Dinner was on your own - a time to network with old and new friends.

After registration and introductions, we had two interesting sessions.

  • Youth session: Kicking Transition! Individuals 18 and older joined The Full Life Ahead Foundation in this interactive session about transitioning to a full adult life!
  • Adult session: Your Voice Matters, Julie Beckett

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday was for families and professionals and ran from 8:30 AM to 3:15 PM. The presentations and speakers enlightened the attendees as follows:

  • Help Our Voices Be Heard as Health Systems Change, Julie Beckett
  • What’s Happening with Health Care in Alabama?
  • Advocating for Maternal and Child Health, Alabama Department of Public Health staff
  • Moving Forward with Health Care, Julie Beckett


Read the 2017 Summit Brochure and Registration (pdf file)

Plan to attend next May 3-4, 2018

The information below is from the 2017 Summit and is online for reference only.
Please check back in February 2018 for information on the
May 3-4, 2018 Partners in Care Summit!

2017 Attendee Registration Information

Register Online. To register online, go to

2017 Eventbrite Registration


Register by Mail. To register by mail, complete the registration form on the Summit Registration brochure below. The brochure can be completed online and saved to your computer or just print it and complete it by hand.

Partners in Care 2017 Summit
Brochure and Registration Form

Make checks payable to “Family Voices of Alabama” and mail to:
     Family Voices of Alabama
     1520 Hallwood Lane
     Montgomery, AL 36117


Summit Goals

  • Strengthen networks with other families and care professionals
  • Discuss current challenges to developing quality systems of care for CYSHCN and their families in Alabama
  • Develop strategies to strengthen partnerships between families and professionals, ultimately leading to improved outcomes for CYSHCN
  • Gain skills and learn strategies to enhance leadership within organizations and communities

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We would like to ask you to consider sponsoring this important event. By sponsoring the Partners in Care Summit, you will be helping families across the state of Alabama become leaders in their communities and better partners with the professionals they interface with in regard to their children's health care. Your assistance will help us to be able to provide additional resources to these families and the professionals who attend the Summit. - More -

If you would like to be a sponsor of the Summit, please contact our office.

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Exhibits and Vendors

If you want to connect with parents, professionals and providers that work with children with special health care needs and/or disabilities this conference is for you. - More -

Reserve your space now!

Please contact our office.

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Continuing Education. Children’s Rehabilitation Service is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the Alabama Board of Nursing through April 16, 2017, and a provider of continuing education in social work by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners, Provider #0204.


Training from Past Summits

Training videos from past Summits are available online through our Video Training Center.

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This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H84MC12901 Family Professional Partnership/CSHCN for $95,700, 0% financed with nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Hotel accommodations:

A small block of rooms will be reserved by Family Voices for families attending the summit. All other attendees should make their own hotel arrangements.


Please call 1-877-771-3862 or 251-635-9178.

"Together We Can"
Partners in Care Summit
submitted by A. Jordan of Madison, AL


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Partners in Care Summit 2017

Family-to-Family Health Information Center's Partners in Care Summit

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Sponsored in collaboration with Children’s Rehabilitation Service and the State Implementation Grant for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)

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