Everybody’s Welcome: Diversity & Inclusion in Home Health Care

The NAHC Board unanimously voted to issue and institute a statement on diversity and inclusion in home health care. This is just the first step in our efforts to bring awareness of systemic racism and injustice and to initiate a constructive self-examination of the home care and hospice community, with the goal of achieving a community that is a model for inclusion and opportunity. Read NAHC’s full statement

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Presentation on Inclusion

We invite you to watch this 15-minute presentation, Leading and Working with an Inclusive Len, featuring diversity & inclusion expert Dr. Jermaine Davis. Watch it now!

Task Force

  • Mary Myers, President, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group; Chair, NAHC Board of Directors
  • William A. Dombi, Esq., President, National Association for Home Care & Hospice
  • Karen Davis-Pritchett, Vice President of Access and Inclusion, Suncoast Hospice / Empath Health
  • Tashiba Graham, Vice President, Holy Redeemer HomeCare and Hospice
  • Manjeet Kaur, Asst. VP Regulatory Affairs – Hospice, Amedisys, Inc. (Corporate)
  • Chulandria Knight, Director of Health Information Management, Mays Home Health
  • Brent Korte, Chief Home Care Officer, EvergreenHealth
  • John Olajide, President & CEO, Axxess
  • Sara Radcliffe, Executive Director, Illinois HomeCare & Hospice Council
  • Jennifer Sandoval, RN Case Manager, Pueblo Home Care
  • Bill Simione, III, Managing Principal, Simione Healthcare Consultants

Advisory Council

  • Bibhuti Banerjee, President, Shanti Hospice
  • Lanchi Bombalier, Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
  • Charles Breznicky Jr., Clinical Director, BlackTree Healthcare Consulting
  • Arrica Canty, Clinical Consulting Senior Manager, McBee Associates
  • Frederick A. Duah, PhD, Director of Strategic Business Innovations, Androscoggin Home Healthcare & Hospice
  • Mark Hunt, Vice President, Home Health Elevate Home Health
  • Nichole Joy Jefferson, Director of Quality and Compliance, Healing Hands Healthcare
  • Danielle R. Jenkins, Insite Operations Manager, Paragon Healthcare, Inc
  • Benita Pope, Director of Hospice Services, Duke HomeCare and Hospice
  • Mary Jane Ruppert, Assistant VP, Clinical Services, Heartland Home Health and Hospice
  • Elena Sherr, Support Staff Supervisor, Horizon Home Care and Hospice
  • Bernadette E. Smith, Executive, Marketing, McBee Associates, a Netsmart Company
  • Fran Smith, Managing Principal, BlackTree Healthcare Consulting
  • Kinman Tong, Partner, Moss Adams LLP

Staff Liaison

  • Renee Harris Etheridge, Director of Membership, National Association for Home Care & Hospice

Education

Webinar: Implicit Bias in the Healthcare Industry: How It’s Making Us Sick(er)
Implicit bias is the concept that we develop unconscious patterns from our experiences that help shape our views in ways that we may not even be aware of but can nonetheless impact our attitudes and actions. These biases inevitably have real-world implications that can result in cultural stereotypes, unidentified narratives, systemic practices, and policy behaviors that often lead to inequitable treatment of others. Access the recording