Tackling High-Priority COVID-19 Challenges for Nursing Homes

​​​​The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, with support from The John A. Hartford Foundation, is launching the COVID-19 Rapid Response Network for Nursing Homes to support nursing home leadership, staff, residents, families, and communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Huddles Provide Pragmatic Solutions and Support

The Rapid Response Network features a twice-weekly 20-minute National Nursing Home Huddle on Tuesday and Thursday to provide real-time, pragmatic solutions that can be implemented in nursing homes today to solve many of the key problems brought about or exacerbated by COVID-19.

Call topics will reflect the most pressing issues identified by those providing care for nursing home residents, including access to personal protective equipment (PPE), lack of testing, hospital to nursing home transfers, staff illness and absence, and staff attrition.

This call series concluded on October 29, 2020.

Benefits of Participation

  • Immediate access to specific, pragmatic guidance on clinical and operational issues confronting the nursing home community today. Guidance will be focused and ready to implement.
  • Ability to speak with a collective voice to federal and state policymakers, regulators, health care systems, and others to help remove policy and regulatory barriers to mission-critical operational challenges.
  • Viewing access to recordings of all previous huddle calls, going back to May 2020.
  • Access to tools and materials to help explain the work of nursing homes and promote participation in the COVID-19 Rapid Response Network for Nursing Homes.