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National Initiative VI - Call for Applications

posted on April 13, 2017
The Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC) is now accepting applications for participation in our National Initiative (NI) VI: Stimulating a Culture of Well-Being in the Clinical Learning Environment. Completed applications are due no later than JUNE 1, 2017 and must be emailed or faxed. All applicants will be notified of selection in late June, followed by pre-work this summer and our first on-site meeting in October.


NILogoFinal.jpgALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT
ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS
Stimulating a Culture of Well-Being
in the Clinical Learning Environment:
A National Initiative of Independent Academic Medical Centers

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
NATIONAL INITIATIVE VI
ANNOUNCEMENT TO AIAMC-MEMBER AND GME COMMUNITY
APRIL 14, 2017 

[P]hysician well-being is crucial to deliver the safest, best possible care to patients.
Thomas Nasca, MD, President and CEO,
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) 

The Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC) is now accepting applications for participation in our National Initiative (NI) VI:  Stimulating a Culture of Well-Being in the Clinical Learning Environment.   Completed applications are due no later than JUNE 1, 2017 and must be emailed or faxed.  All applicants will be notified of selection in late June, followed by pre-work this summer and our first on-site meeting in October.

 NI VI: Stimulating a Culture of Well-Being in the Clinical Learning Environment will feature monthly teleconferences or webinars and four in-person meetings.  Monthly team teleconference groups will be structured by themes based on focus areas identified in the applications, with best practices from all teleconference groups shared at the on-site meetings. On-site learning sessions topics include research on well-being; barriers, gaps and stigma encountered in seeking well-being resources; leadership, sustainability and culture required to support well-being; and C-Suite engagement. 

The AIAMC’s ten years of experience with five successful National Initiatives provides a rich and unique resource to the GME community.  We have engaged key leaders from ACGME, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), American Medical Association (AMA) and Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) in planning NI VI, and look forward to their continued input and support.  The AIAMC is honored to be the only national medical education membership organization to sponsor the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative of Clinician Well-Being and Resilience. The other sponsoring organizations – including AAMC, ACGME, American Hospital Association (AHA) and various American Boards and Specialty Societies – bring a tremendous wealth of resources to the collaborative that will be shared with AIAMC National Initiative VI participants.

 WHY WELL-BEING?

Studies clearly demonstrate that the net impact of the mounting pressures of clinical care is escalating physician burnout and depression. We need to better understand the relationship of these factors to the ultimate tragedy of physician suicide.   Layered on these challenges is the stigma many physicians in training and practice encounter related to acknowledging that they need help, and feeling supported and safe in asking for help. Participants in NI VI will be equipped to meet the ACGME’s new Common Program Requirements, approved for the 2017-18 academic year. 

The time is right for forward-thinking AMCs to proactively address provider and institutional well-being while engaging trainees directly in those well-being initiatives.  The AIAMC is uniquely poised through its alignment of GME and institutional strategy to address well-being on both an individual level (i.e., residents, faculty and other caregivers) as well as on a system level (i.e., institutional culture, leadership, etc.).

 BACKGROUND OF THE AIAMC AND OUR NATIONAL INITIATIVES

Why a National Initiative?
Both the public and our profession acknowledge that quality and safety efforts are falling short.  Hospitals and healthcare systems are seeking effective engagement of their teams in rapid improvements in patient care. Residents play an important role in patient care at teaching institutions yet are generally not visible in safety and quality efforts. The AIAMC recognized that resident quality improvement efforts – shared across multiple programs and systems – had the potential to improve care much more quickly and effectively.

Role of the AIAMC
The AIAMC was founded in 1989 as a national network of large academic medical centers. Membership in the association is unique in that AIAMC members are affiliated with medical schools but are independent of medical school ownership or governance. Eighty-two major medical centers and integrated delivery systems across the United States are members, representing more than 725 senior academic leaders.

National Initiatives I thru V
The AIAMC National Initiative (NI) is the only national and multi-institutional collaborative of its kind in which residents lead multidisciplinary teams in quality improvement projects aligned to their institution’s strategic goals.  Fifty-eight hospitals and health systems and over 700 individuals have participated in the AIAMC National Initiatives since 2007, driving change that has resulted in meaningful and sustainable outcomes improving the quality and safety of patient care.  All AIAMC National Initiatives are 18 months in length and feature four on-site learning sessions and monthly teleconferences or webinars.  Projects of participating institutions must align with that institution’s strategic goals, and engagement of the C-Suite and a multidisciplinary team is required.  For more information on each National Initiative’s area of focus and academic publications, go to http://www.aiamc.org/ni-overview.html

OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES OF NATIONAL INITIATIVE VI

At the end of NI VI, each participant will have engaged their GME enterprise in stimulating a culture of well-being in their clinical learning environments.  Specific goals and outcomes for NI VI include:                                                                                                      

  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in elements of their clinical learning environment’s well-being plan
  • Understand and prioritize areas for well-being engagement
  • Engage the C-Suite and GME in review of the clinical learning environment’s well-being efforts
  • Develop and implement a well-being project
  • Significantly and measurably advance the clinical learning environment’s well-being efforts through GME
  • Participate in a collaborative national effort to identify and share best practices
  • Author one or more manuscripts at the conclusion of the Initiative

 SELECTION AND EXPECTATIONS OF NI VI PARTICIPANTS

Application:  A completed application is required for consideration, and a member of the selection committee may follow up with a phone consultation, if needed.  Completed application forms are due to Kristy Stith, AIAMC Administrative Coordinator, via email kristy@aiamc.org or fax 888-AIAMC11 (888-242-6211) no later than June 1, 2017.

Team: Each selected participant must have a core team identified prior to the start of NI VI, composed of: 
A.  Identified Team Leader who will be responsible for:
     (1)  The project from conception to completion
     (2)  Ensuring that the team is represented at all on-site meetings and monthly    conference calls or webinars
B.  Composition of each team must include:
     (1)  Resident(s).  Ideally, the resident team member(s) should be available to participate throughout the entire project, i.e., graduate on or after June 2019, in order to ensure continuity of team membership throughout the entire project period (Fall 2017 thru Spring 2019)
     (2)  Faculty, Program Director(s) and/or DIO to seek opportunities to align with the new common program requirements on well-being
     (3)  Key stakeholders from the sponsoring organization to align with pending CLER     pathway on well-being such as a health care system leader committed to advancing well-being, quality/safety officer, C-Suite (e.g. CEO, COO, CMO, CNO, CFO), and others as best meets your project’s and institution’s strategic goals with regard to improving provider and/or institutional well-being 

Meetings:   Attendance of the team leader or his/her designee at all meetings is required.  Other team members may attend as schedules and budgets allow.  The four on-site learning sessions will be held as follows:

Date

Location

Learning Content

October 13 – 14, 2017

Omni Chicago Hotel
Chicago, IL

Personal Stories
Understanding Well-Being

April 7 – 8, 2018               

Omni Barton Creek and Spa
Austin, TX

Barriers/Gaps, Stigma
Addressing Well-Being

October 12 – 13, 2018

Grand Hyatt Denver
Denver, CO

Leadership, Sustainability and Culture
Stimulating Well-Being

March 30 – 31, 2019

Omni La Costa Resort and Spa
Carlsbad (San Diego), CA

Celebrating Our Results
Inspiring Well-Being

Note that meetings two and four will be held immediately following the AIAMC Annual Meeting

Conference Calls and Webinars:  In addition to attending the four on-site meetings, NI participants will be required to participate in monthly activities including conference calls and webinars.  During these activities, timely and educational topics will be presented, progress reports will be shared and participants will network and brainstorm with one another regarding how to more successfully integrate academics and quality in their home institutions.

Financials: 
AIAMC Members:  The participation fee for AIAMC member institutions selected for the 18-month NI V is $4,000.  Payment options are available.  In addition to the $4,000 participation fee, member institutions will be responsible for covering any costs incurred for travel to on-site meetings.  The participation fee will cover one registration for each of the four on-site meetings.  If additional team members wish to attend the on-site meetings, they may do so at a rate of $175 per person per meeting. 

Non-Members:  The participation fee for non-AIAMC member institutions selected for the 18-month NI V is $5,500.  Payment options are available.  In addition to the $5,500 participation fee, institutions will be responsible for covering any costs incurred for travel to on-site meetings.  The participation fee will cover one registration for each of the four on-site meetings.  If additional team members wish to attend the on-site meetings, they may do so at a rate of $175 per person per meeting.  Alternatively, institutions eligible for membership may join the AIAMC at the regular annual dues rate of $6,000 and participate in National Initiative VI for just $2,000.  A membership application form http://www.aiamc.org/cgi/page.cgi/join.html must be submitted by June 1st to be eligible for the 50% new-member discount.

For More Information:

Barry Mann, MD, NI VI Chairman, at mannb@mlhs.org
Lynne Chafetz, JD, NI VI Vice Chairman, at lynne.chafetz@virginiamason.org
Kimberly Pierce-Boggs, AIAMC Executive Director, at kimberly@aiamc.org
Kristy Stith, AIAMC Administrative Coordinator, at kristy@aiamc.org

                                                                                                                                 

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Member Institutions by State - 2017

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