News from the Board of Directors

The Alliance’s Board of Directors has regretfully accepted Teresa Lee’s resignation as Executive Director of the Alliance effective Feb. 15, 2017 and wishes her all the best in her future endeavors. She has added tremendous value to the work of the Alliance over the past five years and her leadership has been an asset to the organization. Jennifer Schiller, Director of Policy Communications & Research, will continue to provide operational management of the Alliance and work directly with the Board of Directors to guide the future strategy of the organization. Please contact Jennifer for any questions or information at jschiller@ahhqi.com or by phone at 571-527-1532.

January #HomeHealthChat: Home Health and Private Duty

The January #HomeHealthChat was co-hosted by the Home Care Association of Florida (@HomeCareFLA)

The Home Care Association of Florida (HCAF) is the premiere trade association for the home care industry in Florida.

The #HomeHealthChat focused on home health and private duty.

The Alliance hosts a home health-focused Twitter chat on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 pm ET. Be sure to check here for updates on topics, co-hosts, and questions!

If you have topic ideas for future Twitter chats, or are interested in co-hosting a chat, please contact the Alliance’s Director, Policy Communications & Research Jen Schiller here.

Below are some of the highlights from the chat:

December #HomeHealthChat: Acute Care at Home

The December #HomeHealthChat was co-hosted by West Health (@WestHealth).

West Health enables seniors to age successfully by improving healthcare delivery and community support services.

The #HomeHealthChat focused on Acute Care at Home.

The Alliance hosts a home health-focused Twitter chat on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 pm ET. Be sure to check here for updates on topics, co-hosts, and questions!

If you have topic ideas for future Twitter chats, or are interested in co-hosting a chat, please contact the Alliance’s Director, Policy Communications & Research Jen Schiller here.

Below are some of the highlights from the chat:

November #HomeHealthChat: Celebrating National Family Caregivers Month with Home Health

The November #HomeHealthChat was co-hosted by Honor (@honor).

Honor provides personalized home care for people who want to continue to live in the homes they love—safely and happily—as they age.

The #HomeHealthChat focused on Celebrating National Family Caregivers Month with Home Health.

The Alliance hosts a home health-focused Twitter chat on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 pm ET. Be sure to check here for updates on topics, co-hosts, and questions!

If you have topic ideas for future Twitter chats, or are interested in co-hosting a chat, please contact the Alliance’s Director, Policy Communications & Research Jen Schiller here.

Below are some of the highlights from the chat:

October #HomeHealthChat: Mobile Integrated Health (MIH)

The October #HomeHealthChat was co-hosted by Atrius Health (@AtriusNews) and Eliza Shulman, DO/MPH (@drpippa).

Atrius Health is a nonprofit healthcare organization delivering a system of connected care in eastern Massachusetts for more than 675,000 adult and pediatric patients. A  CMS Pioneer Accountable Care Organization, Atrius Health’s 30 medical practices work together with the home health and hospice services of its VNA Care subsidiary to establish a foundation of knowledge, understanding and trust with its patients in order to serve them well. Dr. Shulman is a DO, MPH with a specialty in geriatrics working at the Atrius Health Innovation Center to create new models of care that will better serve Atrius Health patients.

The #HomeHealthChat focused on Mobile Integrated Health (MIH).

The Alliance hosts a home health-focused Twitter chat on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 pm ET. Be sure to check here for updates on topics, co-hosts, and questions!

If you have topic ideas for future Twitter chats, or are interested in co-hosting a chat, please contact the Alliance’s Director, Policy Communications & Research Jen Schiller here.

Below are some of the highlights from the chat:

September #HomeHealthChat: Home Health and Physical Therapy

The September #HomeHealthChat was co-hosted by Home Health APTA (@HomeHealthAPTA).

Home Health APTA, the Home Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, is a professional association serving physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students dedicated to promoting physical therapy best practices in home care.

The #HomeHealthChat focused on Home Health and Physical Therapy.

The Alliance hosts a home health-focused Twitter chat on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 pm ET. Be sure to check here for updates on topics, co-hosts, and questions!

If you have topic ideas for future Twitter chats, or are interested in co-hosting a chat, please contact the Alliance’s Director, Policy Communications & Research Jen Schiller here.

Below are some of the highlights from the chat:

August #HomeHealthChat: Home Health’s Role in Integrating Medical Services and LTSS

The August #HomeHealthChat was co-hosted by the Long-Term Quality Alliance (@LTQA).

The Long-Term Quality Alliance is a community of organizations aimed at improving outcomes and quality of life for persons and their families who are managing functional limitations due to chronic health conditions.

The #HomeHealthChat focused on Home Health’s Role in Integrating Medical Services and LTSS.

The Alliance hosts a home health-focused Twitter chat on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 pm ET. Be sure to check here for updates on topics, co-hosts, and questions!

If you have topic ideas for future Twitter chats, or are interested in co-hosting a chat, please contact the Alliance’s Director, Policy Communications & Research Jen Schiller here.

Below are some of the highlights from the chat:

July #HomeHealthChat: Patient Access to Home Health Care

The July #HomeHealthChat was co-hosted by the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare (@PQHH). The Partnership is a coalition working with government officials to ensure access to quality home healthcare services for all Americans.

The #HomeHealthChat focused on Patient Access to Home Health Care.

The Alliance hosts a home health-focused Twitter chat on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 pm ET. Be sure to check here for updates on topics, co-hosts, and questions!

If you have topic ideas for future Twitter chats, or are interested in co-hosting a chat, please contact the Alliance’s Director of Communications and Events Jen Schiller here.

Below are some of the highlights from the chat:

Framing the Future of Home Health Care in America

On June 30th, the Alliance hosted “Framing the Future of Health Care in America,” which included the release of case studies and appendices that will inform the upcoming independent publication of the Future of Home Health paper.

Leading experts and stakeholders provided an overview of the report and shared an initial vision to support the transformation of home health and home-based care as an integral part of the overall health care delivery system. Our panel included Kathleen Gilmartin, CEO of Interim HealthCare, Sally Rodriguez, Director, Avalere, and Dr. Steven Landers, President and CEO of VNA Health Group.

Briefing materials, appendices, and a full video recap of the briefing are available here.

June #HomeHealthChat: The Future of Home Health Care

The June #HomeHealthChat was co-hosted by Avalere Health (@avalerehealth). Avalere Health is a strategic advisory services firm whose data, analysis and insights help clients across the healthcare industry drive better decisions.

The #HomeHealthChat focused on the Future of Home Health Care.

The Alliance hosts a home health-focused Twitter chat on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 pm ET. Be sure to check here for updates on topics, co-hosts, and questions!

If you have topic ideas for future Twitter chats, or are interested in co-hosting a chat, please contact the Alliance’s Director of Communications and Events Jen Schiller here.

Below are some of the highlights from the chat: