Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) Receives Funding from The John A. Hartford Foundation to support Age-Friendly Health Systems Movement

ARLINGTON, VA – August 29, 2022 – CHAP has been awarded funding in support of Age-Friendly Health Systems, an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), ​in partnership with the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA).

As an independent, nonprofit accrediting body for home and community-based health care organizations, CHAP is committed to create a certification program to bring Age-Friendly Health Systems and the 4Ms (What Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility) Framework to the home health care and hospice settings.

“We are proud to support the invaluable work of CHAP to bring the Age-Friendly Health Systems movement’s 4Ms Framework to home health care and hospice settings across the country,” said Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation. “As more health systems expand into home-based services, this new certification program will help ensure older adults reliably receive evidence-based care that focuses on what matters to them.”

“CHAP has its sights set on a goal to bring age-friendly care and the 4Ms Framework to the home health care and hospice settings where most older people get their care and for whom we serve,” states CHAP National Medical Director, Khai Nguyen. “Through various partnerships, we are developing the 4Ms Frameworks educational tools and resources for community-based care providers to utilize and gain Age-Friendly Health Systems certification. The design of this Framework fits naturally with CHAP Standards, and the review and recognition tasks align with current site visit and award protocols.”

The funding supports the development of a first-in-class certification program for Age-Friendly Health Systems in home health care and hospice based upon the 4Ms Framework. Also, to support the certification and provider efforts, CHAP is creating and offering in-depth training, online resources, and education outreach.

Learn more about CHAP’s Age-Friendly resources and education

Assisting CHAP in its efforts is a Volunteer Advisory Group to help craft the program and its resources. We thank the following individuals for their ongoing contributions and guidance on this initiative.

Robert Parker, DNP, RN, CENP, CHPN, CHP
Chief Clinical Officer, Chief Compliance Officer
Kelley R. Hill, MSN RN
Executive Director of Compliance & Clinical Services
Tammy Ross, MHA, BSN, CCM, RN
Senior Vice President of Professional Services
Anne Johnson, MA
Division Director, Regulatory Support & Guidance
Katie Wehri
Director of Home Health & Hospice Regulatory Affairs
Anna Loengard MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dave I. Davis, RN-BC, CMGT-BC, BSN, MA, ACRN
Vice President of Clinical Integrity and Solutions
LaNita Knoke RN, BS, CMCN
Vice President Clinical Excellence
Vicki Hoak
Chief Executive Officer
Bud Langham PT, MBA
EVP of Clinical Excellence and Strategy
Rosemary Parker, RN, FAACM, CCRN, WCC, LNC-C
Director of Patient Care Services
Beth Rubio, RN
Chief Clinical Officer
Judi Lund Person, MPH, CHC
Vice President, Regulatory and Compliance
Maxine Hochhauser
President Home and Community Based Services
Laura Templeton, MBA RN
Chief Clinical Operations Officer
Jen Hale, MSN RN CHPN
VP, Clinical Quality
Margherita C. Labson, BSN, MSHSA, CCM, CPHQ
Strategic Advisor

About Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP)
CHAP is an independent, nonprofit organization accrediting providers of home and community-based care. Founded in 1965, CHAP was first to recognize the need for and value of home and community-based care standards and accreditation. As a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)–approved accrediting organization, CHAP surveys organizations providing home health, hospice, and home medical equipment services to establish if Medicare Conditions of Participation and DMEPOS Quality Standard are met and recommend certification to CMS. CHAP’s purpose is to partner with organizations nationwide to advance quality in the delivery of care and services in the home and community.

About The John A. Hartford Foundation
The John A. Hartford Foundation, based in New York City, is a private, nonpartisan, national philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults. The leader in the field of aging and health, the Foundation has three areas of emphasis: creating age-friendly health systems, supporting family caregivers and improving serious illness and end-of-life care.

About IHI and Age-Friendly Health Systems
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. For more than 30 years, IHI has used improvement science to advance and sustain better outcomes in health and health systems across the world. IHI brings awareness of safety and quality to millions, catalyzes learning and the systematic improvement of care, develops solutions to previously intractable challenges, and mobilizes health systems, communities, regions, and nations to reduce harm and deaths. IHI collaborates with a growing community to spark bold, inventive ways to improve the health of individuals and populations. IHI generates optimism, harvests fresh ideas, and supports anyone, anywhere who wants to profoundly change health and health care for the better. Learn more at ihi.org.

Age-Friendly Health Systems, an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), ​in partnership with the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA).

Michelle Crossley
Marketing Specialist
michelle.crossley@chapinc.org
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