On April 20-21, 2017, we will hold the 7th Annual Partners in Care Summit.
A highlight this year is child and youth advocate, Julie Beckett, a co-founder of Family Voices, a national grassroots organization of families and friends speaking on behalf of and with children and youth with special health care needs. She was instrumental in the 2005 passage of the Family Opportunity Act, which established the Family-to-Family Health Information Centers, now in every state and the District of Columbia.
She retired from the University of Iowa after 34 years and is currently co-chair of the Family Partnership Network with the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Beckett has published several articles and is the author of “Health Care Financing: A Guide for Families.”
The Summit is sponsored by Family Voices of Alabama and the Family to Family Health Information Center, in collaboration with Children's Rehabilitation Service (CRS). Each Summit is a great opportunity for learning, networking and interacting with others who care about children and families!
2017 Summit Brochure and Registration
Plan to attend April 20-21, 2017!
Register Online. To register online, go to
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.
Make checks payable to “Family Voices of Alabama” and mail to:
Family Voices of Alabama
1520 Hallwood Lane
Montgomery, AL 36117
|(for youth and family members only; preregistration required)|
|1:00 – 1:30||Registration|
|1:30 – 5:30||Youth session: Kicking Transition! Individuals 18 and older are invited to join The Full Life Ahead Foundation in this interactive session about transitioning to a full adult life!
Adult session: Your Voice Matters, Julie Beckett
|Dinner on your own: time to network with old and new friends|
|8:00 – 8:30||Exhibitor setup|
|8:30 – 9:00||Registration/exhibits|
|9:00 – 9:15||Welcome|
|9:15 – 10:30||Keynote:
Help Our Voices Be Heard as Health Systems Change, Julie Beckett
|10:30 – 10:45||Break|
|10:45 – Noon||What’s Happening with Health Care in Alabama?|
|Noon – 12:15||Pick up boxed lunch and return to seat|
|12:15 – 1:15||Presentation/lunch
Advocating for Maternal and Child Health, Alabama Department of Public Health staff
|1:15 – 1:30||Break|
|1:30 – 3:00||Moving Forward with Health Care, Julie Beckett|
|3:00 – 3:15||Closing|
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 registration brochure (pdf)).
Please call 1-877-771-3862 or 251-635-9178.
"Together We Can"
submitted by A. Jordan of Madison, AL
We would like to ask you to consider sponsoring this important event. By sponsoring the Partners in Care Summit, you will be helping families across the state of Alabama become leaders in their communities and better partners with the professionals they interface with in regard to their children's health care. Your assistance will help us to be able to provide additional resources to these families and the professionals who attend the Summit. - More -
If you would like to be a sponsor of the Summit, please contact our office.
If you want to connect with parents, professionals and providers that work with children with special health care needs and/or disabilities this conference is for you. - More -
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Our 2016 Summit was a great success!
Our 6th Annual Partners in Care Summit was held April 14-15, 2016 at the Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill, 2500 Legends Circle, Prattville, AL 36066. You can read a little about the Summit below and Like our Facebook page to see the pictures as they are posted!
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Thursday was for family members only and ran from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Dinner was on your own - a time to network with old and new friends.
After registration and introductions, we heard from two interesting speakers.
Friday was for families and professionals and ran from 8:30 AM to 3:15 PM. The presentations and speakers enlightened the attendees as follows:
Participants in the Summit will:
Continuing Education. Children’s Rehabilitation Service is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the Alabama Board of Nursing through April 16, 2017, and a provider of continuing education in social work by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners, Provider #0204.
Training videos from past Summits are available online through our Video Training Center.
This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H84MC12901 Family Professional Partnership/CSHCN for $95,700, 0% financed with nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
Sponsored in collaboration with Children’s Rehabilitation Service and the State Implementation Grant for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)
Read what attendees had to say about our past events
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"It's life changing - more empowering."
"Great vendor tables."
"Bring the same group back for updates!"
"Excellent conference, speakers & resources through the exhibits."
"The speakers really motivated me."