ImproveCareNow's 2021-2024 Strategic Plan

In 2021, Executive Leadership and key members of the ImproveCareNow network, completed a successful strategic planning period. Through this planning, the following domains were identified as key focal areas for the next three years: Outcomes; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion or “DEI”; Sustainability; Engagement; Technology.

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2021 / 2022 Annual Update

ImproveCareNow has had enormous success since it began 15 years ago, including increasing remission rates for thousands of young people with IBD, transforming how pediatric IBD care is being provided, enlightening and exciting clinicians and other care providers, and engaging patients and parents in a shared purpose and work. We are pleased to share our ImproveCareNow Annual Update, which includes highlights and achievements from 2021 and plans for our continued work to improve health, care, and costs for young people with IBD in 2022 and beyond.

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ImproveCareNow announces seven new members to their Board of Directors

ImproveCareNow (ICN) is pleased to announce the appointment of seven new members to its Board of Directors. Each member will help support ICN’s work to transform the health, care and costs for all children and adolescents with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD) by building a sustainable collaborative chronic care network.

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ImproveCareNow featured in Healthcare Innovation article about co-production

ImproveCareNow was highlighted in a September 2021 article by Healthcare Innovation called Pulling Together Around the Patient Experience. In the article, author David Raths uses interviews with key network participants to characterize the ways in which patients and clinicians are working together to co-produce care pathways, outcome measures and clinical trials - and the impact these efforts are having.

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2020 Annual Update

ImproveCareNow has had enormous success since it began 14 years ago, including increasing remission rates for thousands of young people with IBD, transforming how pediatric IBD care is being provided, enlightening and exciting clinicians and other care providers, and engaging patients and parents in a shared purpose and work. We are pleased to share our ImproveCareNow Annual Update, which includes highlights and achievements from 2020 and plans for our continued work to improve health, care, and costs for young people with IBD in 2021 and beyond.

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Dr. Richard B. Colletti Honored with Clinical Plenary Naming

ImproveCareNow Executive Leadership and the Community Conference Planning Team have announced their intention to honor former President and Executive Network Director, Dr. Richard B. Colletti, by naming the Community Conference clinical plenary after him, beginning with the Spring 2021 Live Online Community Conference:   

The Richard B. Colletti Clinical Plenary: Understanding Disparities in Gastrointestinal Disorders: Where They Stem from and Strategies to Overcome Them 

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Pediatric IBD Foundation, ImproveCareNow, C-Path to Establish the Children’s Registry for the Advancement of Therapeutics

The Pediatric IBD Foundation, ImproveCareNow, and the Critical Path Institute (C-Path) are proud to announce a collaboration establishing the Children’s Registry for the Advancement of Therapeutics (CREATE™). CREATE™ is a drug-agnostic safety registry designed to support the completion of global post-marketing safety requirements, as well as collect safety information on all therapies used in pediatric IBD patients.

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Announcing The Richard B. Colletti Family Fund

The ImproveCareNow Board of Directors has announced the creation of The Richard B. Colletti Family Fund, which will provide funds to offset the cost of sending patients and parents to ICN Community Conferences. The fund was established in honor of outgoing President and Executive Network Director, Dr. Richard B. Colletti; in recognition of his personal and professional leadership and continuous commitment to children and families living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Dr. Richard B. Colletti will officially step down from ImproveCareNow on July 31, 2020.

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