Collaborative Partnership Brings New Solutions to Home Care

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 12, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA), the national association for home care stakeholders in Canada, and CBI Health Group, a leader in rehabilitation and integrated community healthcare services, are pleased to announce a new collaborative partnership. CBI Health Group is taking on a new and unique role as CHCA Home Care Knowledge Network Innovation Seeker.

In 2015, CHCA launched the Home Care Knowledge Network to facilitate capacity building in the home care sector. Through the Home Care Knowledge Network, stakeholders collectively identify and address issues that impact the availability and delivery of high quality home care services.  The Home Care Knowledge Network provides access to expert consultation and coaching, in addition to tools and resources to build capacity. 

" The Home Care Knowledge Network uses a systematic approach to finding, adapting and scaling existing solutions to solve home care challenges",  stated Réal Cloutier,  CHCA President. "Our goal is to support home care policy makers, program developers and providers deliver high quality, cost effective care."

"We are very excited about our partnership. Innovation is a driving force at CBI Health Group and this role as an Innovation Seeker aligns and builds upon the vision of CBI in shaping health care standards and practices in Canada", explains Anthony Milonas, Chief Operating Officer.

CHCA and CBI Health Group have committed to work together to bring innovative ideas, concepts and potential solutions to home care stakeholders in Canada and to explore new models of care delivery. "We look toward to this unique collaboration as a starting point and a key step in building home care capacity to address growing demand", commented Nadine Henningsen, CHCA Executive Director. "CBI Health Group will take an active role in helping to identify and share new models and potential solutions to meet the needs of the Knowledge Network HUBs across the country."

About the Canadian Home Care Association
The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA), incorporated in 1990, is a national not-for-profit membership association representing home care stakeholders from governments (federal, provincial and territorial), health authorities, publicly funded home care programs, service providers, medical and technology companies, researchers and others with an interest in home care.  The CHCA advances excellence in home care and continuing care through leadership, awareness, advocacy and knowledge.

About CBI Health Group
Founded in 1974, CBI Health Group (CBI) is one of Canada’s leading providers of quality healthcare and rehabilitation services. CBI currently employs almost 10,000 clinical and support staff that deliver comprehensive healthcare services through more than 250 facilities. Our services include: community and hospital based rehabilitation centres, home health, neurodevelopmental treatment, assessments and medical services on behalf of individuals, third party funders and governments.
CBI Health Group is a values-based, results-oriented and collaborative company that remains focused on providing more access and better health outcomes to patients and communities across Canada.  Our purpose is to improve the health of Canadians by shaping standards and driving innovation in community care.


SOURCE Canadian Home Care Association

For further information: For more information about the Home Care Knowledge Network contact: Jeanne Bank, Project Lead, Canadian Home Care Association, Tel: 905-567-737, E-mail:,


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