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In the various roles he has undertaken through the years, Val J. Halamandaris has been a singular driving force behind the policy and program initiatives resulting in the recognition of home health care as a viable alternative to institutionalization. His dedication to consumer advocacy, which enhances the quality of life and dignity of those receiving home health care, merits VNA HealthCare Group’s highest recognition and deepest respect. 

VNA HealthCare Group

I have the highest respect for them, especially for the nurses, aides and therapists, who devote their lives to caring for people with disabilities, the infirm and dying Americans.  There are few more noble professions.

President Barack Obama

Home health care agencies do such a wonderful job in this country helping people to be able to remain at home and allowing them to receive services

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Chair, Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee

Home care is a combination of compassion and efficiency.  It is less expensive than institutional care...but at the same time it is a more caring, human, intimate experience, and therefore it has a greater human’s a big mistake not to try to maximize it and find ways to give people the home care option over either nursing homes, hospitals or other institutions

Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich (R-GA)

Medicaid covers long-term care, but only for low-income families.  And Medicare only pays for care that is connected to a hospital discharge....our health care system must cover these vital services...[and] we should promote home-based care, which most people prefer, instead of the institutional care that we emphasize now.

Former U.S. Senator Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-CD)

We need incentives to...keep people in home health care settings...It’s dramatically less expensive than long term care.

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ)


Home care is clearly the wave of the future. It’s clearly where patients want to be cared for. I come from an ethnic family and when a member of our family is severely ill, we would never consider taking them to get institutional care. That’s true of many families for both cultural and financial reasons. If patients have a choice of where they want to be cared for, where it’s done the right way, they choose home.

Donna Shalala, former Secretary of Health and Human Services

A couple of years ago, I spent a little bit of time with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and its president, Val J. Halamandaris, and I was just blown away. What impressed me so much was that they talked about what they do as opposed to just the strategies of how to deal with Washington or Sacramento or Albany or whatever the case may be. Val is a fanatic about care, and it comes through in every way known to mankind. It comes through in the speakers he invites to their events; it comes through in all the stuff he shares.

Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence

Val’s home care organization brings thousands of caregivers together into a dynamic organization that provides them with valuable resources and tools to be even better in their important work. He helps them build self-esteem, which leads to self-motivation.

Mike Vance, former Dean of Disney and author of Think Out of the Box

Val is one of the greatest advocates for seniors in America. He goes beyond the call of duty every time.

Arthur S. Flemming, former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare

Val has brought the problems, the challenges, and the opportunities out in the open for everyone to look at. He is a visionary pointing the direction for us. 

Margaret (Peg) Cushman, Professor of Nursing and former President of the Visiting Nurses Association

Although Val has chosen to stay in the background, he deserves much of the credit for what was accomplished both at the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, where he was closely associated with me and at the House Select Committee on Aging, where he was Congressman Claude Pepper’s senior counsel and closest advisor. He put together more hearings on the subject of aging, wrote more reports, drafted more bills, and had more influence on the direction of events than anyone before him or since.

Frank E. Moss, former U.S. Senator

Val’s most important contribution is pulling together all elements of home health care and being able to organize and energize the people involved in the industry.

Frank E. Moss, former U.S. Senator

Anyone working on health care issues in Congress knows the name Val J. Halamandaris.

Kathleen Gardner Cravedi, former Staff Director of the House Select Committee on Aging

Without your untiring support and active participation, the voices of people advocating meaningful and compassionate health care reform may not have been heard by national leaders.

Michael Sullivan, Former Executive Director, Indiana Association for Home Care

All of us have been members of many organizations and NAHC is simply the best there is. NAHC aspires to excellence in every respect; its staff has been repeatedly honored as the best in Washington; the organization lives by the highest values and has demonstrated a passionate interest in the well-being of patients and providers.

Elaine Stephens, Director of Home Care of Steward Home Care/Steward Health Systems and former NAHC C

Home care increasingly is one of the basic building blocks in the developing system of long-term care.  On both economic and recuperative bases, home health care will continue to grow as an essential service for individuals, for families and for the community as a whole.

Former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME)

NCOA is excited to be part of this great event and honored to have such influential award winners in the field of aging.

National Council of Aging

Health care at home…is something we need more of, not less of.  Let us make a commitment to preventive and long-term care.  Let us encourage home care as an alternative to nursing homes and give folks a little help to have their parents there.

Former President Bill Clinton


Corporate Sponsorship

NAHC’s Annual Meeting & Exposition brings together thousands of home care, hospice and private duty professionals and hundreds of providers of services and products in the largest home care and hospice marketplace in our industry.

Two to three thousand attendees – owners, directors, nurses and care providers – from agencies and healthcare providers from across the United States gather every year to learn the latest trends, hear updates on policies and network with other professionals. From education sessions and key note addresses to discussions with vendors on the floor of the exposition hall, attendees are here to absorb as much knowledge and information as they can. Exhibitors have 13 hours in the exposition to spend with attendees, people with purchasing authority and those who are looking to implement your services or products in the field.

Savvy exhibitors know that sponsorships allow them to extend their message beyond the Exposition Hall. Sponsorship of the 2014 Annual Meeting not only shows your support of the work NAHC does throughout the year but also show your support of its members and the work they do every day to provide comfort and aid to the 12 million Americans who are infirm, chronically ill or disabled..

NAHC provides a number of sponsorship opportunities for our corporate partners at our Annual Meeting. Corporate partners may choose from several levels of participation – from $2,500 to  $50,000+ – and have access to an extensive menu of activities – including general sessions, pre-conferences, education tracks, meals, breaks, and receptions.

Being a sponsor of the 2014 Annual Meeting in Phoenix will boost your company’s visibility, brand loyalty, and consumer awareness beyond the exhibit hall.

There are five corporate sponsorship categories:












Each partnership level offers several options to reach your target audience. NAHC works one-on-one with our corporate partners to create a tailored approach to maximize your marketing objectives and goals.

The 2014 Annual Meeting sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Education Track: Clinical (Exclusive)
  • Education Track: Financial (Exclusive)
  • Education Track: Health Information Technology (Exclusive)
  • Education Track: Human Resources (Exclusive)
  • Education Track: Legal & Regulatory (Exclusive)
  • Education Track: Management & Leadership (Exclusive)
  • Education Track: Marketing & Business Development (Exclusive)
  • Education Track: Quality (Exclusive)
  • Education Track: Telehealth (Exclusive)
  • Golf Tournament
  • CEO Leadership School Pre-Conference
  • Grand Opening Reception
  • General Sessions – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (Exclusive)
  • Breakfast – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Lunch – Monday and Tuesday
  • Affiliate Receptions
  • Networking Break (Exclusive)
  • Conference Tote Bag (Exclusive)
  • Name Badge (Exclusive)
  • Phone App (Exclusive)

Sponsorship Benefits

In addition to the benefits associated with specific sponsorship opportunities, depending on  the level of sponsorship, these benefits may also included:

  • Company logo on sponsor signage and thank-you slide in each general session
  • Special booth signage recognizing company as official sponsor
  • Company logo included on a sponsor thank-you ad in the Final Program, which is given to every attendee
  • Company logo and hyperlink added to NAHC website under meeting sponsors
  • Complimentary pre-registration attendee mailing list and final attendee mailing lists for silver sponsors and above
  • Up to six (based on level of sponsorship) complimentary registrations per conference (not to include CEUs)
  • Sponsor ribbon on name badges for each registered employee
  • Gold sponsors and above will receive a complimentary tote bag insert
  • An additional point for each $2,000 spent on sponsorship will go toward booth selection points for the Annual Meeting & Exposition booth position
  • One complimentary logo (including hyperlink to company URL) inserted in Get Connected, NAHC’s monthly e-newsletter sent to 16,000 subscribers

For more information on sponsorship please contact:

Scott Baum

2015 Sponsors

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