Community of Practice

Initial Feedback Session
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 9:00am - 1:30pm
Normandy Farm Conference Center
1401 Morris Road Grand Ballroom, 1st Floor
Blue Bell, PA 19422







HealthSpark Foundation is supporting a 10-year effort to enhance the long-term resiliency and quality of safety net services in Montgomery County. Informed by numerous key informant interviews, focus groups and two crowdsourcing events, this initiative was officially launched at its inaugural Community of Practice meeting held on March 12, 2018.

Since March, more than 50 safety net providers in Montgomery County have been working on at least one of four Design Teams in the areas of Public-Private Collaboration, No Wrong Door Consumer Access, Data Sharing & Systems Integration and Advocacy & Communications. Each Design Team meets monthly, and through a facilitated process is developing projects or areas of research to improve the safety net system.

At the June 4, 2018 Community of Practice meeting, Design Team members will present their initial ideas to the larger community for feedback and ideas for improvement. Design Teams will use that feedback to refine their ideas for final presentations at the third Community of Practice meeting on September 6, 2018. HealthSpark anticipates funding several of the projects developed by the Design Teams as the first phase of implementation in this 10-year effort.

Participants can expect another interactive idea-sharing event. Come and voice your opinion on how to strengthen the county’s safety net!


The Safety Net Resiliency Initiative is a community-driven, collaborative effort to enhance the long-term viability and quality of safety net services in Montgomery County. This meeting will again include a broad base of residents, community leaders and others who will contribute their ideas and input in support of the long-term resiliency of the county’s health and human service safety net system. Participants will learn about the foundation’s initiative and the preliminary work of the Design Teams.

To ensure as many organization as possible may attend, organizations may only send a maximum of two representatives. Additionally, organizations may invite one or two consumers to attend as well. 


Monday, June 4, 2018

9:00am – 9:30am Registration, coffee and light breakfast
9:30am – 12:30pm Community of Practice meeting
12:30pm – 1:30pm Optional networking lunch (Provided by HealthSpark)

Normandy Farm Conference Center - Note location!
Grand Ballroom, 1st Floor
1401 Morris Road
Blue Bell, PA 19422

If you intend to stay for lunch, please indicate on the registration form.