Value Champions Fellowship
Six champions from safety-net settings across the United States participated in the Safety-Net Clinical Value Champions Fellowship training program, led by the ACT Center and a national group of faculty and mentors. During their year-long fellowship, they received training, guidance, and implementation support for their work reducing medical overuse. Using a cohort model, there was bi-directional learning between value champions and program leaders. All of these learnings were captured throughout the fellowship and synthesized in the Value Champions Training Curriculum.
Each champion completed their training experience in March 2020 by participating in a virtual capstone meeting to share their experiences and learnings with a large national audience.
Meet our Value Champions and view their capstone presentations
Lauren D. Demosthenes, MD
Dr. Lauren D. Demosthenes is an obstetrician/gynecologist at Prisma Health–Upstate in Greenville, South Carolina. As medical director of High Value Care and Innovation in the Department of ObGyn, and director of the Track of Distinction in High Value Care, Performance Improvement and Population Health at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, she is actively involved in both teaching and leading high-value care performance improvement projects.
Capstone Presentation: Care Redesign for Post-Partum Blood Pressure Evalution
Roberto Diaz Del Carpio, MD, MPH
Dr. Roberto Diaz Del Carpio is a primary care physician specializing in both internal medicine and preventive medicine. Dr. Diaz Del Carpio’s commitment to patient care and population health sparked his interest in system performance, quality improvement, and patient safety. After his residency, he pursued further training in the science of improvement at the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in Toronto, Canada. He currently works at Caremore Health, a highly integrated, patient-focused health delivery system, leading transformative, high-value health care in America.
Capstone Presentation: Overuse of Opioids for Chronic Pain in Primary Care
Leslie Dunlap, MSPAS, PA-C
Leslie Dunlap is a nationally certified physician assistant in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Hospital, the only level I trauma center and academic medical institution in the state. She practices inpatient, outpatient, and surgical limb salvage in the Center for Healing In the Lower Extremity. She was previously an internal medicine primary care provider and began in a support staff role at UNM Hospital in 2003.
Capstone Presentation: Overuse of Antibiotics for Diabetic Foot Wounds
George Hoke, MD
Dr. George Hoke has more than 20 years of experience practicing hospital medicine in both a community setting and in the University of Virginia Health System, serving as a practice leader for 14 years. Much of his current work is focused on increasing the value of care provided to patients by reducing low-value testing and reducing harm from unnecessary procedures and treatments.
Capstone Presentation: Appropriate Use of Vascular Access Catheters
Josh Moskovitz, MD, MPH, MBA
Dr. Joshua Moskovitz completed his residency in emergency medicine and has an MPH in Emergency Preparedness, as well as an MBA in health care administration. He is currently a practicing emergency physician and associate director of operations for the Emergency Department at Jacobi Medical Center. His role in coordinating ED operations brings him in contact with many of his passions: operational efficiency, patient quality and safety, throughput, and resource utilization.
Capstone Presentation: Reducing Unnecessary X-rays for Low Back Pain in the ED
Elizabeth Vossenkemper, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC
Elizabeth Vossenkemper's nursing experience includes the neonatal intensive care unit, the pediatric intensive care unit, cardiology, school-based nursing, and most recently, primary pediatric care. She currently works with Tri-Cities Community Health, a federally qualified health center in Pasco, Washington. Her most recent contributions to her community include developing and running a small autism clinic within her primary care practice and serving on multiple quality improvement projects.
Capstone Presentation: Unnessary Use of OTC Medicines for Coughs & Colds in Children
Taking Action on Overuse