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Alabama Coalition for Culture Change

Contact Information
Karen Guice
karen.guice@adss.alabama.gov
205-721-8743
Website: www.alabamaculturechange.org

History
2005: QIO kicked off Alabama's Nursing Home Quality Initiative celebrating 8th scope of work founded on principles of person-centered care.

2006: QIO sponsored four educational programs: a statewide conference on person- centered care with Barbara Frank and Cathie Brady as faculty; a conference followed by executive luncheon forum for key stakeholders with Steve Shields as the speaker; a presentation on the link between leadership and culture change with Mark Conklin from Chic-fil-A as speaker; Caring for the Caregiver; A Compassionate Community.

2007: Statewide culture change conference hosted by QIO and AARP Alabama with Dr. Bill Thomas and Rose Marie Fagan as speakers. Invitation only forum for executives with Bill Thomas. In response to Rose Marie's call to action, over 100 individuals signed commitment cards expressing desire to form an Alabama culture change coalition; 1st coalition organizational meeting of the Alabama Coalition for Culture Change. 

Organizational Structure
Board of Directors; 501 C-3.
Governed by Board of Directors.
Non-membership.  No Membership fees or dues.

Funding
Donations and contributions
Proceeds from educational events

2014 Accomplishments

  • On October 3, 2014, the Coalition sponsored a wonderful conference held at Danberry at Inverness in Birmingham, entitled: "Lives Rich with Experience and Love: Using Montessori Activity Programming Principles to Enrich and Empower the Lives of People with Dementia: A Person-Centered Approach for Everyone" which was led by nationally recognized speaker Dr. Cameron Camp.
  • The Coalition also continued participation in the Alabama Partnership to Improve Dementia Care. Several members of our Board serve on the state committee and on subcommittees as well. The group focused on a project that it calls, IMAGINE, and includes music, art, and storytelling as it relates to improving the life of those with dementia. There were several face to face meetings and conference calls during this year.
  • The coalition served as the LANE co-convener for the Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes Campaign, thereby joining forces with a national network of AE partners dedicated to improving clinical and organizational outcomes for more than 1.5 million nursing home residents through person-centered care delivered by a stable and empowered workforce.