Section for Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation

The purpose of AHA's Section for Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation is to promote and enhance the understanding of the health and related continuing care needs of persons of all ages, and of the issues pertinent to health care provider organizations. The section seeks to improve continuity of care between acute, pre- and post-acute, and long-term services, and to support efforts to improve delivery of health-related services to chronically ill, elderly, and disabled persons requiring continuing care in institutions, the community, and the home.

AHA meets the unique needs of post-acute care providers through

  • National advocacy on legislative and regulatory issues that are important to long-term care, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, home health, and other post-acute care members
  • Participation in public policy development, seeking direct input on immediate concerns and longer-term strategic initiatives
  • Fostering relevant resources and services, including data activities, educational offerings, research, and technical assistance
  • Developing and maintaining liaison relationships with key entities important to post-acute care providers, including state and local hospital associations, national trade organizations
  • Specialized education and networking opportunities with a focus on common issues across various types of long-term care, rehab and other post-acute care members

For additional information, contact the Section for Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation at 312-422-3302. 



Lessons on LTCH Site-Neutral Payment Implementation
October 27, 2016

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Post-Acute Care Workforce Recruitment and Retention Strategies
Held October 25, 2016

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Partnering with Community Networks to Transform the
Post-Acute Continuum

Held October 20, 2016
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Advanced Care Planning in the Post-Acute Care Environment
Held September 28, 2016

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University of Pennsylvania: Strategies for Preventing Readmissions
and Improving Outcomes in Post-Acute Care
Held July 28, 2016

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Case Examples: Using Patient Navigators and Education
to Improve Post-Acute Transitions
Held May 17, 2016

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Successful Strategies for Coordination and Transitions to Alternate Levels of Care
Held February 19, 2016

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AHA's Section for Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation currently represents more than 3,300 institutionally based or affiliated providers of acute long-term care, inpatient rehabilitation, hospitals with skilled nursing and extended care beds, hospital-based or affiliated home health agencies, and hospitals offering a spectrum of non-institutional services.


Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation Section leaders serve in a variety of governance roles within the Association.  Opportunities to participate include the Section's Council, representation on AHA's nine Regional Policy Boards, or opportunities on ad hoc committees and task forces that address specific policy and emerging issues.  To learn more about governance involvement, contact the section.

Field Leadership

Members have valuable opportunities to network through a variety of member meetings and conference calls on issue-specific topics. A wide range of Association resources are available to support health reform activities and performance improvement.


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