Week in Review: June 22-26, 2020

Kim Curseen, chair of the Membership & Communities Strategic Coordinating Committee, shared a reflection at the June 19 AAHPM Board meeting on the significance of Juneteenth and the current social injustice taking place. The board then approved the following:

  • Funding for Phase 3 of the Learning Management System.
  • Q1 2020 financial statements.
  • Inclusion Integration Advisory Group Recommendations regarding membership and scholarships.

The board also received an update from new CEO Wendy-Jo Toyama on her transition and Academy operations and an integrated financial report, which included proposed operational adjustments to preserve cash flows.


The Annual Assembly Scientific and Quality Improvement Subcommittee is seeking individuals to review scientific and quality improvement abstracts for the 2021 meeting. If you are interested, complete the application by June 29. Reviews will take place August 24-31. The call for scientific and quality improvement papers and posters will be July 7-21.


Quality of Care = Quality of Life. The NHPCO, AAHPM and HPNA Virtual Conference early bird rate has been extended through July 20. Organizations that register will receive two logins to help programs that are working in different locations. Learn more and register.


The AAHPM office will close at 4 pm ET on Thursday, July 2 and remain closed until Monday, July 6 for the Independence Day holiday. In the meantime, visit aahpm.org to access COVID-19 resources, connect with colleagues, review the latest issue of JPSM or purchase a product to enhance your knowledge of hospice and palliative care. The next issue of the Week in Review will publish on Friday, July 10.


This week, AAHPM staff member Katherine Ast attended The National Committee for Quality Assurance’s Stakeholder Engagement Meeting for their Person-Driven Outcome Measures Demonstration project. The project aims to measure quality of care of people with serious illness by assessing how well health care organizations are helping individuals achieve what matters most to them.

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