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The Call for Proposals is Open!

2021 Annual Leadership Conference
November 8-10, 2021
Abstract Submission Closes 5 p.m. ET May 28

All proposal authors will be notified in August


Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) staff are monitoring local and national agencies to help guide the decision to meet in person, hybrid, or virtually for the Annual Leadership Conference. We are considering numerous factors and will announce the decision as soon as possible. Continue to visit this site for the latest information.

To move conference planning forward, we ask you to submit content so we may ensure educational sessions are available to membership in the fall.

CHA delivers many education events throughout the year and we often look to our members to submit ideas to help build the content. This is your opportunity to propose an idea for an education presentation.

The Conference Advisory Committee seeks education proposals illustrating the best leadership practices to promote effective projects in the following areas:

Building effective systems of care to address the behavioral health needs of children and youth

  • Improving promotion, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Leveraging partnerships and technology to enhance effectiveness and reach.
  • Innovating care delivery and workforce models along the continuum of care.
Understanding and addressing health disparities to improve equity (e.g., access, treatment, outcomes) in the health care system and community
  • Using data to identify, reduce/eliminate and monitor health disparities.
  • Leveraging technology to support recognition and solutions.
  • Creating partnerships to achieve results.
Advancing workforce initiatives to improve organizational performance, staff and clinician well-being, and patient outcomes
  • Understanding and supporting clinician and staff well-being–moving beyond engagement measures.
  • Embracing new models of working to support productivity, efficiency and patient satisfaction and outcomes.
  • Enhancing organizational culture and connectivity when teams are distributed.

Planning for a post-pandemic future–reengaging and reimagining strategic plans

  • Embracing key learnings from and changes driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Assessing relative investments in capital, facilities, research and education.
  • Engaging patients and families, community stakeholders and key partners to envision a better future for children.

 Advocating for and demonstrating the value of children’s health systems

  • Forging partnerships with public and private payors.
  • Communicating with and engaging state and federal legislative champions.
  • Sponsoring/supporting programs to improve the health of children.

Ready to Submit your Proposal? Step 1 - Review These Items to Begin

Visit the 2021 Annual Leadership Conference website for more information.
Questions? Contact Amber Heldt via email or 913-981-4168.

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