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Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA)
The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) was established in 1983 as the official national association of freestanding, not-for-profit, community based, home health organizations known as Visiting Nurse agencies. Visiting Nurse agencies created the profession of home health care more than 110 years ago and are commonly referred to as VNAs. They have a united mission: to bring about compassionate, quality home care to patients and their respective communities.

With a membership of nearly 200 agencies with over 400 locations throughout the country, VNAA represents more than half of all not-for-profit home health care organizations in the United States. They are the benchmark model for effective, compassionate and cost-effective care.

VNAA Offices
Visiting Nurse Associations of America
900 18th St., NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
[email protected] 



Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association
The Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association (HNPA) is to exchange information, experiences, and ideas; to promote understanding of the specialties of hospice and palliative nursing; and to study and promote hospice and palliative nursing research.

The mission of the HPNA is to promote excellence in hospice and palliative nursing by:
Promoting the highest professional standards of hospice and palliative nursing Studying; researching; exchanging information, experiences and ideas leading to improved nursing practice
Encouraging nurses to specialize in the practice of hospice and palliative nursing
Fostering the professional development of nurses, individually and collectively
Responding to the changing needs of HPNA members and the populations they represent
Promoting recognition of hospice and palliative care as an essential component throughout the health care system.

HPNA Offices
Penn Center West One
Suite 229
Pittsburgh, PA 15276
Phone: 412-787-9301
Fax: 412-787-9305
[email protected] 



Home Healthcare Nurses Association
The Home Healthcare Nurses Association (HHNA) is a national professional nursing organization of members involved in home health care practice, education, administration, and research. This specialty nursing organization provides a forum for members to discuss and refine the professional, educational, and conceptual aspects of home care practice. This vision has fostered HHNA's commitment to developing the specialty of home healthcare nursing and influencing public policy as it affects home healthcare nursing practice.

HHNA was re-incorporated as an affiliate of the National Association for Home Care in 1999. Its predecessor organization was founded in 1993, by the J.B. Lippincott Company. HHNA has served as a forum for members to discuss and refine professional, educational, and conceptual aspects of home healthcare nursing practice since its inception.

HHNA Offices
228 7th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Member Info Line: 1-800-558-HHNA
Phone: 202-546-4754
Fax: 202-547-3540
[email protected]