September #HomeHealthChat: Falls Prevention

On Tuesday, September 24th, the Alliance hosted its #homehealthchat on Twitter. The topic of the chat was falls prevention, featuring co-host the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, a not-for-profit organization that provides in-home nursing care, therapy and hospice and palliative services to New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds.

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 email Jennifer Schiller at

Below are some of the highlights from the chat:

Join the PCPCC and AHHQI Webinar On Home Health & Patient-Centered Medical Homes

The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative and the Alliance will co-host a webinar next Monday, September 16th from 12 – 1:30 pm ET on “Bringing it Home with the PCMH: Partnering with Home Health to Improve Quality and Patient Outcomes.” The presentation will feature a panel discussion about the role of home health care in partnership with medical homes. The presentation will also include a brief overview of the value of home health, recommendations to integrate home health within the medical home model, and how partnerships with home health can help clinicians meet quality benchmarks.

To register for the Monday, Sept. 16th webinar, please click here.

Guest Speakers

Teresa L. Lee, JD, MPH
Executive Director, Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (Moderator)

Steven H. Landers, MD, MPH
President, Chief Executive Officer, VNA Health Group
Chairman of the Board, Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation

Beth Hennessey, RN, BSN, MSN
Executive Director, Integrated Care at Sutter Care at Home

Paula Suter, RN, BSN, MA
Director, Chronic Care Management at Sutter Care at Home

About the Presentation
As patient-centered medical homes continue to offer the promise of improved patient outcomes, innovators are looking for better ways to leverage the medical neighborhood and coordinate care across settings. Care coordination, chronic disease management, supporting care transitions, incorporating physician home visits, and fostering patient engagement and patient satisfaction all present key opportunities for collaboration between medical homes and home health.