Skip to Main Content
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Twitter Facebook Pintrest
:: NAHC Report
NAHC Report: Issue# 2519, 10/2/2014
Follow us on:     
CDC Updates the National Framework for Influenza Pandemics
NAHC Policy Specialist Attends National HCBS Conference
For Your Information: Join Ric Edelman at NAHC’s Annual Meeting & Exposition for a Free “Mind Over Money” Seminar for Caregivers
NAHC/Home Care & Hospice Events
Job Corner
Email Center

Manage Your Account Contact the Editor Ensure Delivery Advertise in NAHC Report

CDC Updates the National Framework for Influenza Pandemics

Using recent data and experiences from the nation’s influenza response, the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its framework to describe influenza pandemic progression using six intervals - two prepandemic and four pandemic intervals - and eight domains. This updated framework can be used for influenza pandemic planning and serves as recommendations for risk assessment, decision-making, and action in the United States.

The updated framework replaces the U.S. federal government stages from the 2006 implementation plan for the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza (US Homeland Security Council. National strategy for pandemic influenza: implementation plan.) 

The six intervals of the updated framework are as follows: 1) investigation of cases of novel influenza, 2) recognition of increased potential for ongoing transmission, 3) initiation of a pandemic wave, 4) acceleration of a pandemic wave, 5) deceleration of a pandemic wave, and 6) preparation for future pandemic waves. Eight domains are used to organize response efforts within each interval: incident management, surveillance and epidemiology, laboratory, community mitigation, medical care and countermeasures, vaccine, risk communications, and state/local coordination.

:: Read Full Article

NAHC Policy Specialist Attends National HCBS Conference

NAHC policy specialist, Michelle Martin, attended the 2014 National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) Home and Community Based Services Conference held last month. The conference week began with a day-long intensive on “Managed Long Term Services and Supports: a 360° View,” followed by several days of information-packed workshops, including a session on the ACA Employer Mandate with Medicaid Council Executive Director, Bill Dombi, and several other home care providers.

The conference agenda offered sessions on a wide variety of interesting topics. Presenters for the sessions included speakers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, state Medicaid departments, academic institutions, stakeholder associations, managed care organizations (MCOs), and community-based organizations. The audience was made up, largely, of people from various divisions of state Medicaid agencies, community based organizations, and some health plans. Very few Medicaid home care providers were represented in the speaking faculty or audience. 

:: Read Full Article

Join Ric Edelman at NAHC’s Annual Meeting & Exposition for a Free “Mind Over Money” Seminar for Caregivers
Session being held Monday, October 20th at 2:30pm

Join award-winning Financial Advisor Ric Edelman for his free special seminar, “Mind Over Money”, at the NAHC Annual Meeting and Exposition. The seminar will teach caregivers how to improve your financial decision-making.
Are you careful or impulsive? Confident or anxious? Do you favor safety or risk? Now, medical science and academic research reveals why we make so many mistakes with our every-day financial decisions – from choosing investments to buying clothes on sale.

In this fun and informative session, Ric reveals why we handle money the way we do and shows you how to make better financial decisions in the future.

To register for the free “Mind Over Money” Seminar, click here.

Registered Nurses and Hospice Staff

Renown Health, based in Reno, Nevada, is looking for experienced, supportive Registered Nurses and hospice staff.

In keeping with our commitment to providing compassionate and continuum care at every stage of life, we are opening Renown’s first-ever hospice program and we're looking for experienced RNs and hospice staff with at least two years of prior hospice experience.

Renown Health is northern Nevada’s largest integrated health network and a nationally recognized healthcare leader. Based in Reno, Renown serves a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. The Reno-Tahoe region holds a range of lifestyle options that spans from downtown Reno to the shores of Lake Tahoe. With over 300 days of sunshine annually, it’s easy to understand why so many people choose to explore the natural beauty of our region. Experience as much or as little as you want as you thrive in our small-town feel and friendliness and all the financial benefits that come from a state with no state income tax.

Learn more at: or contact Anne Larson, Recruiter, at 775-982-6306. EEO/M/F/V/D


©  National Association for Home Care & Hospice. All Rights Reserved.