The first to accredit care in the home and the only accreditor undividedly focused on its future.
A patient-centered, partner-focused approach enables providers and patients to thrive.
Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) is an independent, non-profit, accrediting body for home and community-based healthcare organizations. As the first accrediting body in home healthcare, CHAP was created as a joint venture between the American Public Health Association and the National League for Nursing in 1965.
CHAP is a CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) approved accreditor. CHAP accreditation helps agencies have processes to ensure ongoing quality, growth, and compliance. Our surveys are accepted in some states for initial licensure requirements. Many states accept CHAP surveys in lieu of ongoing licensure surveys, and some states require accreditation.
The Center for Excellence (CFE) operates within CHAP as the education and certification resource that customers can utilize to learn and understand best practices and methods. With small class sizes focused on exercises rather than lectures only, the result is a certification engineered to improve performance.
Advance the highest quality of home and community-based care.
To be recognized as the essential partner for providing exceptional home and community-based care.
Quality, Innovation, Excellence, Leadership, Integrity, Collaboration
A connected team of experienced industry leaders here to serve you.
Directed by visionaries in Home and Community-Based care, who keep our initiatives relevant and forward thinking.
Clinical Assistant Professor University of South Carolina College of Nursing
Chief Executive Officer, Hospice Analytics, Inc.
Colorado Springs, CO
National Medical Director, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
Grand Rapids, MI
Director, Healthcare Market Strategy Services, Perkins & Will