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Campaign for Quality Care Sessions

Calling Practitioners to Action

Participants in Pioneer Network's 2008, A Call to Action conference, took an action step while in Washington. They attended special sessions with the national organizations that represent them as providers, consumers, professionals or direct care staff. The meetings were co-hosted by the national organizations and the Pioneer Network to discuss what people have experienced as they've taken on change and how their professional peer group can support them going forward. The national organizations are part of the "Campaign for Quality Care," originated by NCCNHR in 1986 to develop the consensus that led to OBRA '87. They've been meeting ever since and eagerly co-hosted sessions to learn from constituents how they can support culture change.

The sessions provided a unique opportunity for attendees to discuss key issues with CQC representatives including barriers, educational development, standards of practice, involvement in state coalitions and professional exchange participation. The sessions were extremely instructive to the CQC representatives, Pioneer Network and conference attendees. Pioneer Network and CQC reps are compiling notes and identifying action items. Next, Pioneer Network will meet with each organization to explore ways to engage and assist people in culture change.

Campaign for Quality Care organizations represented in this work include the following:

Alzheimer's Association
American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA)
American Dietetic Association
American Health Care Association
American Medical Directors Association (AMDA)
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)
Catholic Health Association
Centers for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL)
Consumer Consortium for Assisted Living (CCAL)
The Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
National Association of Activity Professionals
National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
NCCNHR: The National Consumer Voice of Quality Long-Term Care
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Please check back for future updates on this exciting activity.