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Networking through VNAA Listservs and Interest Groups


What's the Difference Between a Listserv and an Interest Group?

A listserv is an Affiliate Members-only email list of people interested in a certain topic or specific area of concern. Listservs are a wonderful way of facilitating online discussions and making connections with your colleagues throughout the country. Anything sent to a listserv address will go to all subscribers.  This is the best way to get an immediate answer to a question you may have by asking the other members.

An interest group is a collection of administrators or staff from Affiliate Members who meet regularly via teleconference to discuss issues specific to their interest group topic.  The topical issues change every month; these teleconferences are a great way to get in-depth information and fresh insights from other VNAA Affiliate Members.

What Types of Listservs and Interest Groups Are Available?

The VNAA offers its members a wide range of topic-focused listservs and interest groups.  The chart below displays which topics have a dedicated listserv, which have a dedicated interest group and which have both.

Topics

Listservs

Interest Group Meetings

General Membership

Yes

No

Business Development and Marketing

Yes

Yes

CEO Roundtable

Yes

No

Clinical/Quality Initiatives (QI)

Yes

No

Affiliated Agency

Yes

No

Financial Managers

Yes

Yes

Hospice

Yes

Yes

Immunization

Yes

Occasionally


How Do I Sign Up?

Click on the below listserv or interest group that grabs your attention to learn more about that particular topic and to sign-up! (All listservs and interest groups are for VNAA Affiliate Members only.)

"General Membership" - This listserv is for all VNAA Affiliate members to share knowledge and exchange ideas on a variety of topics that affect their agency and the home healthcare field, and that don’t fit into any of the other topical listservs. This is an excellent venue to share best practices and ask questions of your peers. Join the listserv.  Already a Member?

"Business Development and Marketing" - This is a network of business development, community relations, and marketing personnel from member VNAs and Hospices agencies who are interested in sharing ideas on topics such as: aligning sales and clinical teams and selling specialty programs. This group has a listserv and also meets bi-monthly via teleconference. Join the Group.  Join the listserv.  Already a Member?

"CEO Listserv" - VNAA’s CEO Listserv is open to any member CEO. The purpose of the CEO Listserv is to help member CEO's share ideas and concerns as well as solutions that are working in their VNAs, Hospices and communities. Join the listserv.  Already a Member?

"Clinical-Quality Initiatives (QI)" -The purpose of the Clinical-QI listserv is to encourage and facilitate communication and information exchange among the Clinical-QI community. With the advent of the VNAA Chronic Care Clearinghouse. VNAA developed this forum to allow clinicians to share ideas regarding "best practices" and ask questions of their peers across the country. Join the listserv.   Already a Member?

"Affiliated Agency Listserv" - This listserv is for homecare and hospice agencies that are affiliated with or are part of a hospital, health system or other entity. Common discussion topics include providing value to the system, maintaining healthy relationships with partners throughout the hospital or system, working well with administration and more. This is an outstanding forum for seeking guidance from your peers, discussing current trends and sharing successes. Join the Listserv.   Already a Member?

"Financial Managers Group (FMG)" - The FMG is a forum for member CFOs, Finance VPs, controllers and financial managers to exchange ideas and jointly research and discuss the issues relevant to managing external revenue sources and internal financial management functions at a Visiting Nurse Agency or Hospice Agency.  The FMG has a listserv and also meets bi-monthly via teleconference. Join the Group.   Join the Listserv.   Already a Member?

"Hospice" - This listserv was created for encouraging and facilitating information sharing among VNAA members interested in hospice care. It also allows VNAA to communicate hospice updates directly to participating VNA staff. Join the Group.  Join the listserv.  Already a Member?

"Immunization" - This listserv is for the purpose of communicating with other VNAA members that have an interest in immunization programs like flu, pneumonia, hepatitis, travel health, etc. Share ideas and ask for suggestions to make your immunization programs even stronger!  This group also meets occasionally via teleconference, usually during pre-booking periods for flu vaccine, and during the beginning of the flu season. Join the listserv.   Already a Member?

If you have any questions about the listservs or interest groups, contact web [email protected].



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