As a national Association, the CHCA is a "unifying force" which amplifies our members' individual voices to influence national policy directions on key professional and political issues. Our Association activities are guided by our strategic directives.
Leadership: Demonstrate leadership in home care by identifying and promoting "High Impact Practices".
Awareness: Expand the understanding and recognition of home care's function, role, issues and value.
Advocacy: Inform and influence Federal, Provincial and Territorial home care policy and direction.
Knowledge: Facilitate learning through innovation, partnerships and information dissemination.
STRATEGIC PRIORITIES 2012/13
HARMONIZED PRINCIPLES FOR HOME CARE
The CHCA will engage stakeholders in developing fundamental value statements that serve as a foundation for home care across Canada. These principles will guide legislation and frame the delivery of service in all jurisdictions to enable access to responsive services which enable individuals to safely stay in their homes with dignity, independence and quality of life.
INTEGRATED SYSTEM OF CARE
The CHCA will promote the role and value of home care within an integrated system of care by sharing knowledge and information; developing a decision support tool (Home Care Policy Lens) to facilitate integration, and supporting integrated hospice palliative care. The CHCA believes that the foundation all integrated systems of care is a “person centred - strengths based” philosophy that centers on an individual’s strengths and abilities.
INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY
The CHCA will articulate a vision for technology in home care and identify challenges, opportunities and strategies that will facilitate technology applications that support health information, data management, service delivery and consumer independence.
The CHCA will build awareness of the role and value of family caregivers in our society through the promotion of a Canadian Caregiver Strategy that is reflected in legislation, policy, and practice.
HOME CARE KNOWLEDGE NETWORK
The CHCA will stimulate knowledge sharing throughout the home care sector by engaging policy makers, home care leaders and researchers in conversations and interactions that draw upon personal experience, expertise and research.