As many kids are starting back to school and calendars begin filling up, it’s time to start marking your dates with the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign’s upcoming events. Hopefully everyone has downloaded the Immunization and Infection Control Best Practice Intervention Package or ‘BPIP’ that was released in June. This will be necessary to ensure your immunization program is following best practices this flu season.
Here’s a list of upcoming events for you to “Save the Dates”:
- August 1 Release of Cardiovascular Health Part 1: Aspirin when appropriate & Blood pressure control BPIP. Download at www.homehealthquality.org.
- August 14, 3:00-4:00 pm ET: Webinar: Advancing Health Equity Now: Uniting our Communities to Bring Healthcare Coverage to All: Identify health disparities for African-Americans, including barriers, issues and intervention strategies needed to provide equal care during this free Webinar. Presented by Ndidi Amutah, Ph.D, MPH, CHES, Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Montclair State University, New Jersey. To save your seat, please register here (https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/198632337). Please see attached flyer for additional details.
- August 16, 2:00-3:00 pm ET: LiveChat with the entire HHQI Team. Join the other home health-ers in asking questions about the campaign and improving home health care in general. Admission is FREE. To set a personal reminder, please click here (http://www.homehealthquality.org/Network/HHQI-LiveChats.aspx).
- August 25: The new Cardiovascular Data Registry is open to all CMS-Reporting home health agencies. This will be a unique opportunity to participate as a ‘pioneer’ in creating this home health-specific registry. It will require a minimal time investment and will lead to creating an individualized report demonstrating your agency’s impact on patients’ cardiovascular health. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how you can be part of this groundbreaking initiative.
If you are not yet participating in the CMS-funded HHQI National Campaign, it’s never too late to join. Just go to www.homehealthquality.org and register. As with all CMS initiatives, it’s FREE with no obligations.