Next year will be the 10th anniversary of CFHA blogging! During the past several years, nearly 600 posts have graced the digital face of our organization with many voices and viewpoints. The blogs have been a source of information and inspiration for our members as they work to advance the field of collaboration and integration in healthcare. It’s been my pleasure to be the blog editor for several of those years.
The heart and soul of our organization is innovation. Changes help to generate that innovation and eventually blaze a trail toward better outcomes and opportunities. In that spirit, we have decided the following changes with the CFHA blogs:
- There will no longer be multiple running blogs. We will combine the CFHA blog and the Families and Health blog into one single blog.
- We will now use a columnist model to offer our audience consistent voices on topics important to the field. We will start with four columnists and plan to introduce them to you soon!
In considering and planning these changes, I worried about two things. First, will we lose the focus on families and relationships by combining the two blogs? I hope not. My plan is to continue telling the stories of families in healthcare and pushing for more family-centered care. I believe we can do that while also showing our solidarity through one single blog. Second, will other writers lose the opportunity to share their voice? The answer is no! We will hope other authors will contribute their pieces. We will not publish those pieces as often, but we still encourage our members to submit their work.
Please look out in the future for the first two columns this month and then two more next month. I’m excited to introduce you to our columnists and believe you will enjoy their wisdom, humor, and expertise. It is a terrific time to be in this field. New opportunities for growing and sharing our message continue to pop up all around us.