Executive Subcommittee Leadership Retreat

HHS Building – Room 505-A
Washington, D.C.

Printable Draft Agenda

Monday, August 10, 2015

Purpose:  Three-fold: 1) refine the Committee’s overall vision and goals; 2) identify Committee priorities for the next three years; and 3) define a Committee workplan through December, 2016

9:00 a.m.

Call to Order, Introductions


9:10 a.m.

Review of Meeting Agenda, Purpose, Goals, Expected Outcomes, Logistics

  • ACTION: in 2 minutes or less, each person identifies 1) the number one thing they believe we need to achieve at this meeting; 2) the most important priority for the Committee over the next three years; and 3) the most critical action/goal that the Committee should achieve over the next 18 months.

Chair, All

9:45 a.m.

Review of Current NCVHS Required Responsibilities

  • ACTION: Understanding what NCVHS must do from a legislative and regulatory perspective
  • ACTION: Review what is in the current agenda of unfinished business

Chair, Exec. Secretary

10:30 a.m.

Understanding HHS Strategic Priorities

  • ACTION: Review and discuss HHS Strategic Priorities and identify areas NCVHS must be involved with (Supportive Document)
  • THOUGHT: What are the New Drivers in a Transformative Ecosystem?
  • Guest remarks by Dr. Denise Koo, CDC

Jim Scanlon

11:00 a.m.



11:15 a.m.

Refining our Vision and Goals and Defining our Priorities for the Next Three Years (facilitated working session – Part 1)

  • The WHAT – What should be the refined vision of the Committee? What are the overall goals we want to achieve? What are the objectives?  What are the core themes/domains/areas we should focus on? What should be the priorities of the Committee for the next three years?
  • The WHY – Why are these themes, domains, goals, objectives and priorities important (i.e., triple or quadruple aim, other)
  • Consider what we “Like-Want-Should-Must” and also what we “Can’t/Shouldn’t”
  • Consider Areas where we have the opportunity to have the greatest impact

Chair, All

12:30 p.m.


  • Stop and assess where we are in the meeting
  • Continue discussion on the WHAT and the WHY


1:30 p.m.

Defining a Workplan for Action for the Next 18 Months (facilitated working session – Part 2)

  • The WHEN – Developing a timeframe/workplan for achieving the work we are proposing to do
  • The HOW – How should we achieve the new goals and objectives being proposed?  What resources do we have? What are our limitations?  What methods we use (hearings, roundtables, etc); What agencies should we be working more closely with
  • Federal Partners – Who are the key federal partners (NCHS, CDC, CMS, OCR, ONC, AHRQ, VA, NIH, others)

Chair, All

3:00 p.m.



3:15 p.m.

Assessing Progress (facilitated working session – Part 3)

  • How do we monitor and measure achievement of goals and assess progress?  Are we really making a difference?
  • Revisiting the What, Why, How and When
  • Realigning our Requirements (must do), Expectations (should do), and Desires (want to do)

Chair, All

4:15 p.m.

Charting the New Course – Summary and Next Steps

  • Summarizing the revised vision and goals, the priority areas for the next three years, workplan components for the next 18 months
  • What are the top three things the Committee will do in the second half of 2015
  • What are the top five things the Committee will do in 2016

Chair, All


Next Steps

  • List of what needs to be done next, and who will do it
  • Administrative Functions of the Executive Committee
  • Meeting Strategies




  • Did we achieved what we said we were going to achieve?


5:00 p.m.