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Improving Health Outcomes: Addressing Financial and Social Needs

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Q&A roundtable discussions are conducted by the community to provide opportunities for a small group discussion with subject matter experts.

There are 15 seats at the table for the 90-minute discussion.

A few days prior, we will send out “Confirmation Required” emails to registrants. You must email back to confirm your spot or we will have to release your ticket. Please see the “Digital Links” button in your Eventbrite email to access the meeting.


Risk for financial distress is a rising reality among the majority of US patients and families coping with complex and chronic conditions. This roundtable will feature real-world data capturing patient and caregiver priorities in confronting financial toxicity as backdrop for an interactive strategic discussion about disseminating resources and scaling interventions that equitably integrate direct financial support, navigation, and education as essential services in the health care ecosystem.


Rebekah SM Angove, PhD is a health services researcher and leader in patient engagement. As Vice President for Patient Experience and Program Evaluation at the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF), Dr. Angove draws from her expertise in patient engagement to design and manage a comprehensive evaluation and patient experience program. Dr. Angove leads efforts to identify patient needs, translate those needs to direct service and policy recommendations, and evaluate the impact of these programs and services on patients and the patient community. In a previous role she served as Associate Director of Health Services Research and Engagement Director of REACHnet, a PCORnet Clinical Data Research Network.

Dr. Angove is driven by her passion to promote patient engagement in care, policy and research. She is active in numerous national groups and committees, including the National Health Council’s Fair-Market Value Calculator Project Review Committee, and as an engaging speaker bridging the needs of the patient community with emerging issues in Healthcare.

Rebecca Kirch is EVP of Health Care Quality and Value for the National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF), providing strategic focus and leadership in bringing patient and caregiver voices and values to the forefront of health reform efforts. As a leading health policy expert and advocate in her field, Rebecca is dedicated to advancing person-centered policies and practices that put people at the heart of health care.

Prior to joining NPAF in 2016, she served for 15 years with the American Cancer Society and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, directing development and execution of coordinated quality of life and survivorship research, policy and advocacy activities.

A frequently invited speaker on the patient and family experience and person-centered care priorities and practices, Rebecca has authored numerous articles and book chapters, including publications in the New England Journal of Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine, JAMA Oncology, Health Affairs, Circulation and other professional journals. She is the recipient of numerous national awards, has been featured in multiple media outlets and also serves in leadership roles on several stakeholder advisory committees and advocacy coalitions.

Rebecca is currently serving as a member of the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Quality Care for People with Serious Illness Roundtable, as Quality of Life and Person-Centered Care task force co-chair for the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and a board member for children’s oncology Care Camps.

This year’s TRAILS Competition is seeking solutions for seriously ill patients and their families. This roundtable will serve as a great informational session on palliative care.


Virtual Meeting
WA United States