SNOCAP Convocation 2019
Community and Innovation On DisplayRobert | Family Medicine Oct 9, 2019
The 2019 SNOCAP Convocation took place on Friday and Saturday, September 20th and 21st in Lakewood, Colorado.
The Convocation is a convening of practices, patients/community members, researchers, and other partners. This is a time to come together, share struggles and successes, find community with others, and plan ahead for future work together.
This year we focused on the voices of our practices and patients that have participated in SNOCAP work in the past to see how others can learn from their experiences and hear lessons learned “from the field.” Ashley Espinoza, Christin Sutter, Kristen Williams, and Sandi Garcia, all from rural areas of Colorado, Colorado got on stage to discuss their role in the community, in the practice, and in PBRN work, and answered questions from the other participants in the room. This session was new this year and was a huge hit!
Additionally, SNOCAP members shared issues that are arising as priority topics in their areas of the state. The three topics that arose in 2019 were: Mental Health/Substance Use, Discrimination, and Gun Violence. These big, broad topics were discussed in a number of small breakout groups to see what the issue was, why it is an issue or why it exists, and what SNOCAP and others can do to work to begin addressing these three priority areas. The other priority topics were noted and will be kept for further use in the future.
Lastly, another new session at this year’s event was ending the time together with two brief consultations. Two groups came up to share the work they’re participating in to get feedback, confirmation that it’s an important topic, and to begin linking to resources, interested parties, and immediate next steps.
Thanks so everyone that came from all corners of the state by car, train, and plane to participate. Thank you to all of our presenters, hosts, table exhibitors, and guests. We are looking forward to getting out a more thorough recap of the event and will post that to this site in the near future.
Please take a look at the seven Lightning Round Research presentations included on this webpage. Reach out to Mary Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have additional questions or comments.
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