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Partners in Care Summit 2020
April 30- May 1, 2020

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Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill
2500 Legends Circle
Prattville, AL 36066

April 30: Family/Professional Workshop
May 1: Youth and Family Leadership Development Workshops

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The 2020 Plan...
we'll get together again as soon as we can!

Welcome to our 11th Partners in Care Summit!

We hope you will join us as we welcome our national guest speakers, Dr. Amy Houtrow, Teresa Nyugen and Jenna Moore.

Theme: Building a Team for MCH and Making Change Happen

Our 2020 Partners in Care Summit, is sponsored by Family Voices of Alabama and the Family to Family Health Information Center, in collaboration with Children's Rehabilitation Service (CRS). This annual gathering is a great opportunity for learning, networking and interacting with others who care about children with special health care needs and their families!

Thursday, April 30, is designed for families of children and youth with special health care needs, youth/young adults, and professionals who partner with them. The conference will run from 8:30AM to 3:30PM. A boxed lunch will be provided. Support is available for families to stay overnight but must be reserved in advance, Dinner will be on your own - a time to network with old and new friends.

Friday May 1 is a day set aside just for families and youth/young adults. A light breakfast and lunch will be included.

Check back here,, for updates on sessions.

Note: Each attendee (including youth) must register separately.

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2020 Attendee Registration Information

Registration Deadline: April 24, 2020

Register Online. To register online, go to

2020 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.

 Information Brochure and Paper Registration Form (pdf)

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

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2020 Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Time   Activity
8:00 – 8:30
  Exhibitor setup
8:30 – 9:00
  Registration / Exhibits
9:00 – 9:15
9:15 – 10:30
Dr. Amy Houtrow, MDUpstream Factors and the Pursuit of Health Equity
Dr. Amy Houtrow, MD
10:30 – 10:45
10:45 – Noon
  Dr. Amy Houtrow, MDTransitioning to Adulthood - Not Just a Medical Handoff
Dr. Amy Houtrow, MD
Noon – 12:15
Pick up boxed lunch and return to seat
12:45 – 1:45
Teresa Nguyen     Jenna Moore
Living Your Best Life – How Community Leads to Better Health, Part One
Teresa Nguyen, MPH, and Jenna Moore, MPH
1:45 – 2:00
2:00 – 3:15
Teresa Nguyen     Jenna Moore
Living Your Best Life – How Community Leads to Better Health, Part Two
Teresa Nguyen, MPH, and Jenna Moore, MPH
3:15 – 3:30   Closing

Friday, May 1, 2020

Time   Activity
8:30 – 9:00   Registration
9:00 – 1:30
(including a
working lunch)
  Families and youth/young adults will enjoy an interactive session with several different presenters, all designed to equip them with information to take home and share with others. Topics include The Importance of Voting and Advocacy, and Self Care.


Summit participants will:
• 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

Hotel accommodations:
A small block of rooms has been reserved by Family Voices for families attending the summit. All other attendees should make their own hotel arrangements (see side column).

*Children’s Rehabilitation Service is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing, Provider #ABNP0038, by the Alabama Board of Nursing through March 28, 2021 and a provider of continuing education in social work, Provider #0204, by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners. Both social work and nursing CEUs have
been applied for.

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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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Building a Team for MCH and Making Change Happen

Dr. Amy Houtrow
Dr. Amy Houtrow, PhD
Dr. Amy Houtrow earned a Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Medical Sociology, and Master of Public Health, is a professor and Endowed Chair in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is also the vice chair for Quality and Outcomes, directs the ACGME accredited Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship among many other duties.

Teresa Nguyen
Teresa Nguyen
Teresa Nguyen holds a Master of Public Health degree from the Colorado School of Public Health and is currently the curriculum developer at the University of Col-orado Anschutz. She is an experienced Policy and Systems Liaison with a history of working in the hospital and health care
industry. She is skilled in Disability
Health care Policy, Government Sector, Healthcare Consulting, and Program Planning and Evaluation.

Jenna Moore
Jenna Moore
Jenna Moore, has a Master of Public Health from the Louisiana State University Health Services Center, serves as the Research Project Coordinator at ONIE Project in Oklahoma City. Moore has been committed to improving access to healthy foods through innovative evidence-based programming since she first developed a passion for gardening in New Orleans. While pursuing her masters at LSU, she helped design and implement a teaching garden at the downtown campus.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You may call 1-877-771-3862; please leave a message including your phone number and email, and we will get back to you.

What is the refund policy?
Refunds may be requested up to April 23, 2020

Is there a charge for parking?
No, free parking is available at the conference center.

What is the attire for the conference?
Professional/casual attire is fine. Please bring a jacket if you tend to get cold in meeting rooms.

Will CEU's be offered?
Yes, CEU's have been applied for, for both nurses and social workers. Certificates of attendance will also be available for other disciplinces.

How can family members/youth request a scholarship?

We ask that each family member pay the $20 Registration Fee, however, reimbursement for mileage and/or assistance with childcare costs is available. No onsite childcare is available.

Also, for those living outside the conference area, limited scholarships are offered on a first come/first served basis for hotel accomodations. Attendance at all sessions on the day of and the day following will be required. We are planning for two participants per room. If you desire a private room, you must pay for half of the cost ($70) along with the registration fee and this must be received by Family Voices no later than April 15th. 


Mattisa Moorer, Family Resource Specialist with Family Voices of Alabama at or 
or Susan Colburn at susan.colburn@ to request/confirm a hotel scholarship and room reservation.

** A small number of rooms have been reserved for Wednesday night for families/youth who live over 2 hours away. Again-please contact Mattisa Moorer by calling 1-877-771-3862 as soon as possible to reserve your room.

Will meals be provided?
Lunch and snacks will be provided Thursday, breakfast and lunch will be provided on Friday. Dinner will be "On Your Own" Thursday night.

What about hotel accomodations for other attendees?
Please contact the
Marriott Legends
Courtyard by Marriott
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
(334.290.2970) or
Hampton Inn & Suites
(334.285.6767) and
inquire about their government rate.

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