NAHC Board Announces Strategic Planning
August 17, 2017 05:12 PM
The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announced today that it will be holding a comprehensive strategic planning process to evaluate the needs of the home care and hospice communities, the role that NAHC has played for the past 35 years in representing home care and hospice, and what the future may hold for home care and hospice. The Goal is to design and develop the next generation of NAHC. This crucial undertaking is known as Project NAHC 2.0.
“Much has changed since NAHC was formed in 1982. Home care has grown exponentially since the start of NAHC. It is now a central part of health care, serving nearly 14 million people each year, with an estimated $130 billion in revenues,” stated Denise Schrader, NAHC Chair. “Our services are highly sophisticated with ultra-modern clinical and back office technologies. Still, home care and hospice continue the tradition of patient-centered, high touch care that has made it the care setting of choice for the elderly, persons with disabilities, and children,” she added. “NAHC needs to assess what it is and how it serves our members within an ever-changing health care delivery system that involves integrated care, shared-risk payment models, and ever-improving patient technologies. NAHC must not only keep pace with these changes, it must help lead them as care in the home is the perfect fit for solving health care delivery and financing concerns,” said Schrader.
NAHC has provided the best in class advocacy, education, information, and member supports since its inception. In March of 2015 NAHC brought the board, staff and industry leaders together to develop high level action steps around the following strategic pillars: Membership, Policy, Collaboration, Education, People, Finance, Communication, and the Foundation. As all great organizations do, the planning process will include internal review as well as external.
NAHC will be examining all aspects of its operation including its mission, the services it provides, how it operates, staffing, and governance structure. The planning team will be made up of current NAHC board members, NAHC staff, and stakeholders from inside and outside of the NAHC membership. A report on the progress of the planning will be provided at the upcoming NAHC Annual Meeting in Long Beach, California taking place from October 15 to 17, 2017.