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HHU chosen for national practice improvement program
One of 11 midwest agencies in VNAA program

December 13, 2005

Home Health United is one of 11 midwestern home health agencies chosen by the Visiting Nurse Association of America for participation in a national practice improvement program.

VNAA’s Curricula for Homecare Advances in Management and Practice (CHAMP) Program, funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies, is a groundbreaking national practice improvement program designed by renowned homecare, nursing and geriatric health experts.

"Our selection recognizes our commitment to the development and support of the clinical management and nursing staff," said Terri Peterson, vice president of clinical services for HHU.

The VNAA CHAMP program will use a train-the-trainer model to embed in homecare agencies the capacity for continuous practice improvement. The program will train frontline nurse managers and give them tools to facilitate the field nurse’s acquisition of select best practices, ultimately improving geriatric care.

The 10-month training includes: E-learning, a web-based E-measurement system, face-to-face workshops and group coaching calls.

Ten homecare providers from California and 15 from New England will also participate in the program in 2006.


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