More than 100 years ago Visiting Nurses invented home healthcare in America. Now VNAA is reinventing homecare with CHAMP, an evidence-based practice improvement program that understands the challenges that homecare nurses and nurse managers face.

CEOs will appreciate how CHAMP will improve the quality of patient care, nurse manager satisfaction and nurse retention.
VNAA’s Curricula for Homecare Advances in Management and Practice (CHAMP) Program is the first national initiative to improve the quality of geriatric home healthcare services. Funded by a $4.4 million grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies, CHAMP will provide selected agencies with invaluable training designed by world class leaders in homecare and geriatric health.

Nurse managers will appreciate how CHAMP understands their daily pressures.
CHAMP will provide tools to augment management and clinical skills, and enhance frontline managers’ credibility with clinicians and senior management. Improving the competency and skills of direct care nurses will improve patient care, the ultimate goal which inspires us all. The VNAA understands that goal and frontline managers’ special role in a unique and demanding healthcare field.

Web-based train-the-trainer approach eliminates the frustrations of classroom lectures.
The VNAA CHAMP program uses a train-the-trainer model to embed in homecare agencies the capacity for continuous practice improvement. Frontline nurse managers will be given specialized management training and tools to facilitate the field nurse’s acquisition of these best practices, ultimately improving geriatric care. The first program topic is Medication Management, crucial for elderly homecare patients’ health and quality of life.

The VNAA CHAMP program is a 10-month multimode training program that will include:

  • An E-Learning program

  • A web-based E-measurement system

  • Two face-to-face workshops

  • Group coaching calls over the course of the program

Are you ready for CHAMP?

  • Are you a looking for a way to strengthen and improve your agency’s practice?

  • Do wish you had more opportunities to offer your Front Line Nurse Managers to learn about strategies to help nurses who are in the field?

  • Did many of your Frontline Nurse Managers enter homecare nursing management with little or no formal management training?

  • Do you wish you had more meaningful, timely tools to evaluate the impact of the care your nurses deliver?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, call Jean Ellis, at 617-737-3200, Extension 229 or email Jean at [email protected]