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Adam Pertman
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Adam Pertman

Senior Consultant - Stewards of Change

Adam Pertman came to Stewards of Change as a Senior Consultant after two successful careers over the last three decades: first as a senior Pulitzer-nominated journalist with the Boston Globe, and then as one of the most highly regarded thought leaders in the child welfare world as head of the Donaldson Adoption Institute (a national nonprofit that he built into the pre-eminent research, policy and advocacy think tank in its field). His work with Stewards – much of it focused on building the organization’s own Institute – includes strategic planning, board and financial development, and a variety of media and communications activities. Pertman has provided hundreds of keynotes, trainings and other presentations across the U.S. and internationally, regularly appears in the media in this country and others, and has received numerous awards for his work on behalf of children and families. He also serves as President of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency, which is the child welfare division of his consultancy, Myriad Strategic Partners. Pertman works with AcademyHealth on the National Interoperability Collaborative.

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Program

The National Interoperability Collaborative

The National Interoperability Collaborative is a new initiative designed to increase collaboration among the sectors that impact health and well-being by improving information-sharing, interoperability, and use of technology.

Stewards of Change Institute (SOCI) and AcademyHealth re using $1.2 million in seed funding from the Kresge Foundation to create a “community of networks” that brings broad benefits, particularly for at-risk and underserved members of society.

Building on existing networks, NIC:

  • Convenes key stakeholders, in person and virtually, to share information and provide feedback.
  • Identifies best practices through an environmental scan of interoperability guidance and toolkits.
  • Develops core measures and builds evidence to describe successful interoperability initiatives.
  • Provides case studies and technical assistance on health crises such as the opioid epidemic.
  • Offers SOCI’s InterOptimability Training Curriculum and Certification (ITCC) program.
  • Disseminates information and recommendations, including through an online community portal.

NIC’s inaugural partners are the California Health and Human Services Agency; the Connecticut Department of Social Services; the Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources; and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). SOCI and AcademyHealth are engaging those working on interoperability issues from across sectors including health, human services, education, criminal justice, and child welfare, among others that impact health.

For more information on how to get involved, email the team at [email protected].