National Summit Report Released; Recommendations to Guide ElevatingHOME Strategic Initiatives

Arlington, VA — ElevatingHOME released today the Summary Report on the National Summit on the Future of Home-Based Care, hosted July 20-21, 2017 in Rosemont, IL. The report outlines proceedings from the National Summit and identifies recommendations developed by nearly 70 home-based care industry leaders representing agencies of all types and sizes and Corporate Partners providing an array of services.

The National Summit was conceived and executed as part of a transparent and inclusive process dedicated to advancing the mission, vision, impact and influence of home-based care services, including home health, hospice and palliative care. The National Summit followed ElevatingHOME’s launch at the Home-Based Care: National Leadership Conference in April 2017 and dissemination of a National Input Survey, seeking insights and guidance from leaders throughout the industry. ElevatingHOME utilized more than 1,400 survey responses to identify themes and priorities for the National Summit agenda.

“The National Summit was designed as an opportunity to engage a wide spectrum of industry leaders to guide ElevatingHOME,” said Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO, ElevatingHOME. “Participants contributed significantly to the development of our upcoming strategic plan. The Board of Directors is very engaged and focused on advancing the initiatives identified through this process.”

The Summary Report provides insights into the discussions and dialogue including final recommendations developed by the National Summit participants. Participant recommendations, in order of priority, include: a national communications campaign on the value of home-based care; the acquisition and development of credible data sources and evidence on the value of home-based care; and advocacy to all stakeholders on the critical role of home-based care in health care delivery models.

ElevatingHOME will share the Summary Report broadly to ensure continued transparency and engagement of agency leaders. Insights from the National Summit, and recommendations included in the Summary Report, will be adapted by the ElevatingHOME Board of Directors as part of the organization’s new strategic plan. The ElevatingHOME strategic plan will be released by October 2, 2017.

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