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Members Present:  Mary Hennings, Eric Bersh, Randy Houk, Astra Titus, Danny Sands, Brenda Merriweather, Sarah Krűg, Daniel Halpern-Ruder, Kisteirn Monkhouse (late arrival), Matthew Holt (late arrival)

Full attendance record available here.

Welcome: Mary


Approve last meeting minutes: Mary

September minutes. Danny/Vera.  Approved.

Welcome Brenda and Dan, new Board members

Brenda moving from Walter Reed to new position with children’s center.

ED Update: Randy

Membership at 300. NRC grant has come in, held in escrow until 2023. Mitchell Grant confirmed for August 2023. Randy reviews three fundraising scenarios for 2023.

2023 Goals, Next Steps: Mary

Barriers. Resources and adjustments. Talk through the charter of each CLE. Goal by end of 2023 to have created a patient toolkit. How do we get ourselves organized so we can move forward with CLE’s in 2023. Randy suggests that ownership should be from 1 – 2 people from Board for each Exchange. Astra suggests that framework be flexible for each Exchange. Mix of members and Board working on each. Astra also suggests an assessment tool to collect data. Eric suggests being careful to limit what we can do with each CLE given our limited resources. Danny explains that not every CLE has to be about health equity. Astra believes that each should be connected in some way, not necessarily all about health equity. Mary reviews the possibilities. Mary suggests teams (also responsible for content, logistics, marketing).  Use Board to share updates. Vera asks about involving the Program Committee as an oversight group. Astra discusses way to economize the use of committees.  Can Program and Planning be combined? Kistein suggests how we align committees from the earliest stages of planning. Eric asks if we can look at models that others have faced? Astra stresses the grass roots idea of spreading the word about PM as a movement. Eric, Danny, Randy believe we need to focus mainly on PM; the others on health equity. Astra would like us to develop PM versions and health equity versions. Have them be different, but overlap. Mary sums up all ideas. Eric adds the production of videos about PM that can be used in various CLE’s and as an adjunct to the curriculum being developed for Health Union.

Adjourned at  7:30 p.m.  Next meeting: December 27, 2022, 6:00 – 7:30 pm ET

Respectfully submitted,

Eric N Bersh, SPM Board Secretary