North Carolina Association on Aging
Posted: January 31, 2017 Updated April 11, 2017
The North Carolina Association on Aging held its Annual State Aging Training Conference on Thursday, March 16 – Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Marriott Hotel in Downtown Winston-Salem, NC. The conference featured presenters that are leaders in the aging networking offering timely updates and training through general sessions and several workshop options. For more information about our conference, visit www.ncaoa.org. The NCAOA Annual Training Conference is an excellent opportunity to network with a concentrated, yet diverse number of aging professionals and volunteers. We will learn about programs and ideas that address strategies and solutions to serve our seniors in our ever-changing environment. The mission of the North Carolina Association on Aging is to represent agencies and other professionals in the field of aging who provide home and community based services and advocate for quality programs, which enable older adults and their families to live as independently as possible. See more here!
The Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina
Posted: October 25, 2016
The Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina was founded in 1972 and is the largest and oldest North Carolina home care Association, and it is the largest and oldest combined state association for home care, home health, and hospice in the United States. With a membership of 825 agencies, AHHC is the voice for home and hospice care. Its mission is to provide Resources, Education, Advocacy and Leadership to home care, home health, and hospice providers in 100 counties in North Carolina who serve 400,000 recipients and employee 100,000 NC residents. **AHHC is offering an ELNEC class for nurses interested in End-of-Life nursing. Details here.
November is Home Care and Hospice Month! If you’ve been touched by home care, home health or hospice, show your support with a beautiful heart & house personalized plate!
NCHA Mobile Medication Program Wins Award!
Posted: June 29, 2016
Pioneer Institute’s 25th annual Better Government Competition received nearly 100 entries from agencies and organizations across the U.S. on the topic, “Improving Care for Individuals with Mental Illness.” One winner, four runners-up and four special recognition recipients were recognized at the Institute’s Awards Gala on June 20th at the Hyatt Regency in Boston. The Keynote Speaker was Pennsylvania Congressman Timothy Murphy, whose work as a psychologist and best-selling author has gained national acclaim. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker met with the Congressman and made a special appearance at the event…The winning entry was the North Carolina Mobile Medication Program (MMP), a pilot project that provides home visiting support to help ensure continuity of care for adults with severe psychiatric illness. The program focuses on low-income participants who have been prescribed psychiatric medications, and have a history of hospitalization or repeated emergency department visits. In its first year, MMP has helped reduce the number of psychiatric hospitalizations by 83%, and ER visits by 94%.
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CCNC Awarded Inaugural Hearst Health Award!
Posted: May 5, 2016
Community Care of North Carolina, which oversees medical care for Medicaid patients in the state, has received a $100,000 cash award as recognition for the statewide organization’s effectiveness in reducing waste and cutting costs while improving health care. Though not large by health care budget standards, it’s the first cash prize for the Raleigh-based organization that is often cited in studies and analyses as a nationwide model for managing health care costs. CCNC is the first organization to receive the inaugural Hearst Health Prize, jointly awarded by medical data company Hearst Health in New York and the Jefferson College of Population Health of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. “It’s a national recognition with a little ‘genius’ grant,” said CCNC chief executive L. Allen Dobson.
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