Keynote Presentations

Below are just a few examples of the keynote speeches, presentations, plus panel discussions, given or facilitated by Diane Stollenwerk, MPP, an award winning speaker. Whether on professional or personal topics, Diane knows her subject and communicates with passion and humor.

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“AHRQ’s Prevention Quality Indicators: Using Data Measures to Improve Population Health”
Nationally webcast panel presentation at the NAHQ Next Conference. Case studies of the application of AHRQ PQI quality indicators for improving population health. National Association for Healthcare Quality, Minneapolis, MN (2018)

“Wear the Cost: Consumer Perspective on Health Care Prices”
Presentation at a press conference unveiling a new, public website in Maryland comparing actual prices paid for hip replacements, knee replacements and childbirth (vaginal delivery and c-section). Maryland Health Care Commission, Baltimore MD (2017)

“Finding the Way to Love: Lessons from Restoring a Civil War-Era Church”

Ignite presentation on how transforming an historic black church into a modern home gave insight about architecture, history, civil rights and the meaning of church in our lives. NCBH Annual Conference, Las Vegas NV (2016)

“Using the AHRQ PSIs to Create a Zero Harm Patient Safety Culture.”

Presented an overview of AHRQ QI software, plus use case examples leading to the goal of zero harm patient safety. Session was live-streamed nationwide to an audience of ~5,000. National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) Next Conference, Phoenix, AZ (2019)

“Success Stories from Several States: Using Measures to Inspire Hospitals and Communities to Creatively Collaborate to Improve Population Health”

Presented on public health leaders’ use of AHRQ QIs, particularly PQIs, to engage hospitals and other community partners. Covered case studies from Missouri and Minnesota to demonstrate how adding value for hospitals can help engage them as partners to address public health issues such as obesity and air quality. National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO), Orlando, FL (2019)

“Winning is Just the Beginning: The Legislators’ Spouse’s Point of View”
Presentation at the Maryland State Legislature training session for incoming elected officials, Annapolis MD (2014)

“Thinking Together: Practical Approaches to Partnering with Patients”
Keynote speaker at Michigan Statewide Conference on Consumer Engagement as a Key to Communities Achieving Excellence and Accountability, Saginaw MI (2016)

“Making Data Work for the Public’s Health: Drawing Data from Patients’ Stories”
Speaker at Health Datapalooza national conference, Washington DC (2016)

“Using Evidence Based on Experience: Patients’ View Institute’s All Patient-Centered Data™”
Keynote speaker at the New York Health Foundation, New York NY (2016)

“Amplifying the Patients’ Voice in Health Care: Why We Created the Patients’ View Institute”
Presentation to the Women of Impact, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Washington DC (2015)

“Using AHRQ Quality Indicators to Improve Patient Safety and Hospital Quality”
Speaker at the America’s Essential Hospitals Conference, Boston MA (2016)

“Opportunities and Challenges of ICD-10 Implementation”
Panel presentation at the National Association of Health Data Organizations annual conference, Washington DC (2015)

“Effective Patient-Provider Communication”
American Academy of Medical Colleges Annual Meeting, panel presentation, Chicago IL (2014)

“Measurement Incentives and Changing the Landscape for Behavioral Health Services”
Presentation at the Washington Circle Group conference, Washington DC (2012)

“Measuring Quality of Care for the Dual Eligible Population”
Presentation at the Special Needs Plans National Conference, Washington DC (2012)

“Resources for Measuring and Reporting on Care Coordination”
Presentation at the National Academy for State Health Policy conference, Washington DC (2012)

“Lessons from Main Street: Using Public Reports on Clinics and Hospitals to Engage People in Health & Health Care”
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Internal Leadership Meeting presentation, Princeton NJ (2009)

“Using Health Information Technology to Improve Regional Health Care Quality”
Speaker at National Governor’s Association meeting, Burlington VT (2009)

“Health Care Reporting Strategies to Eliminate Health Disparities”
Speaker at the Washington State Governor’s Interagency Council on Disparities, Olympia WA (2009)

“Integrating Patient Values with Health Care Decision Making”
Keynote speaker at the Washington Health Legislative Conference, Seattle WA (2008)

Multi-Stakeholder Strategic Planning & Facilitation

Maryland Behavioral Health Administration: Local Systems Management Integration

  • Maryland Statewide Advisory Group, Local Behavioral Health Systems Management Integration Planning (July 2017-ongoing)
  • Maryland Statewide Advisory Group, Local Behavioral Health Systems Management Integration Implementation (July 2018-ongoing)
  • Statewide Learning Community (July 2018-ongoing)

Maryland Statewide Behavioral Health Advisory Group: Strategic Planning Retreat (2019)

Minnesota Department of Health Services: Professional Development Seminar on Leadership Engagement (2019)

Minnesota State Innovation Model

  • MN All Payer Claims Database (APCD) project to develop high value reports for employers (2016-2018)
  • Community Advisory Task Force (2014-2017)
  • Multi-Payer Alignment Task Force (2014-2017)
  • Data Analytics Group to Address Social Determinants of Health (2016)
  • Data Analytics Group to Address Health Care (2015)

American Institutes for Research: Technical Expert Panel: Assessing Consumer Experience with Health Insurance Marketplaces (2015-2017)

Minnesota Department of Health Services: Integrated Health Partnerships Conference on Medicaid and Social Determinants of Health (2015)

Children’s National Medical Center: Understanding the Information Needs of Parents of Children with Special Needs (2013-2016)

National Quality Forum: Engaging Communities to Improve Population Health (2013-2016)

… Plus planning and facilitation of strategic planning sessions in a variety of organizations in New York, Washington, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Oregon.

Contact Diane ( about planning and meeting facilitation for your organization or upcoming event.