Established in 1993, The Association (HCHA) represents providers of home and community health services in New Zealand.  HCHA was previously named New Zealand Home Health Association, and changed its name in December 2013 following a governance review, to reflect societal and government moves towards integration of home and community health and support services.

This website is a resource for providers and for those using and funding the services.

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The Association’s objectives are to: 

  • provide leadership and advocacy for the home and community health sector; 
  • establish, promote and recognise high standards for the conduct of home and community health services’ 
  • address members’ educational and information needs; 
  • provide a united voice for the Association’s membership, to government and the public; 
  • maintain links and provide opportunities for the development of the sector and 
  • develop home and community health services that reflect the Association’s obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi
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HCHA is governed by a Board. Six members are elected by the membership for their skills and ability to strengthen the home health sector. Two further independent members are appointed by the Board following a nominations process.

Board members are elected to serve two year terms, for a total period of three consecutive terms of two years.

The current Board is:

  • Andrea McLeod (Chairperson), GM Enliven, Presbyterian Support Northern
  • David Chrisp (Deputy chairperson) North Island General Manager, Access Homehealth
  • Graeme Benny (Independent), GM Health, ESR
  • Iris Reuvecamp (Independent), Director, VidaLaw
  • Ross Smith, National General Manager, VisionWest Homecare
  • Donna Mitchell, GM, Business Strategy Idea Services
  • Jo Wallis, CEO, Geneva Healthcare
  • Samantha Powell, General Manager, Community Services, Nurse Maude

The Chief Executive of the Association is Julie Haggie.