- On January 17, 2018 join the town hall webcast at 4 p.m. EST, when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma will join American Hospital Association (AHA) President and CEO Rick Pollack to discuss regulatory relief. Together, they will discuss areas of priority and challenges for hospitals and health systems, as well as for CMS, and preview new efforts to reduce regulatory burden that will be rolled out this year. Register In November 2017, AHA released a new publication titled Transportation and the Role of Hospitals.
- On February 21, 2018 join the National Complete Streets Coalition and the FTA-funded National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM) to explore opportunities to include mobility management strategies when implementing complete streets and how to reduce mobility barriers and enhance opportunities for people with disabilities, older adults, and low-income individuals. Participants will hear examples and obtain resources from NCMM, the Montachusett Regional Planning Commission and the Montachusett Opportunity Council about the strategies used in North Central Massachusetts to integrate mobility management and Complete Streets initiatives. Register
- On February 12-14, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will hold their quality conference, Advancing Patient-Centered Care, in Baltimore, MD. Join nearly 2,500 thought leaders in American health care quality improvement at this learning and action event. Welcoming attendees from across the health care spectrum, the conference will explore how patients, advocates, providers, researchers, and the many leaders in health care quality improvement can develop and spread solutions to some of America’s most pervasive health system challenges. The 2018 CMS Quality Conference will be the most expansive yet, with both new and existing participants from programs across CMS, HHS, and community stakeholders. The collaborative format of the conference, and strong focus on putting patients first using data-proven outcomes, is underscored by this year’s conference theme, Advancing Patient-Centered Care. The conference will highlight new strategic directions and priorities among all stakeholders and expand collaborations for high-quality, affordable, patient-centered care.
- On July 16-17, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), along with the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) will host the 2018 Healthy Aging Summit in Washington, D.C. Recognizing that older adults are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population -- by 2060, nearly 1 in 4 U.S. residents will be over the age of 65 -- now is the time to examine the critical factors that contribute to healthy aging and empower the next generation of older adults. The summit will focus on keeping Americans healthy as they transition into older adulthood and maximizing the health of all older adults through prevention strategies like encouraging healthy lifestyles, improving access to preventive services, and more. The summit will highlight interventions, services, supports, and strategies that optimize health and prevent, avert or delay entry into the healthcare system. The 2018 Healthy Aging Summit seeks broad participation by subject matter experts from diverse disciplines, provider types, and the public-private sectors. Learn from subject matter experts first-hand what is working across important areas such as healthcare, transportation, built environment, housing, law and policy, and faith-based partnerships. Abstract submissions are due on February 5, 2018.
- With the help of the National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM), three CCAM listening sessions were held to share the framework of the CCAM Strategic Plan. On June 7, 2017, the CCAM working groups held a webinar that featured innovations from the field. These events are posted on the CCAM website.
- In 2018, the CCAM will hold eight state, local and industry focus groups to vet and enhance recommendations with CCAM stakeholders to provide information, solicit input and make decisions. To stay on top of current activities, subscribe to receive CCAM email notifications (enter email address and select "CCAM/Rides to Wellness").
- CCAM agency staff are interested in real-life examples of transportation coordination efforts, including challenges and barriers. Provide feedback or contact FTA representative Danielle Nelson, (202) 366-2160.
Updated: Friday, January 12, 2018