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AHHQI Announces 2021 Home Health Research Grant Awardee

October 6, 2021

Focused on deprescribing in home health, the research aims to create a telehealth-facilitated intervention

WASHINGTON – The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI) announced the recipient of the 2021 AHHQI Home Health Research Grant, awarding Jinjiao Wang, PhD, RN and her team at the University of Rochester School of Nursing the award for their study, “Interdisciplinary Deprescribing via Telehealth in Home Health Care.” The eighth project funded by the AHHQI grant, Dr. Wang’s study is focused on developing a deprescribing intervention for older home health patients with multimorbidity and polypharmacy which aligns with existing home health practice.

“The research being undertaken by Dr. Wang and her colleagues is another crucial area of study in the continuation of improving care at home,” said Joan Doyle, Chairman of the Alliance’s Board of Directors. “Polypharmacy is a growing area and the ability to refine and introduce a model for deprescribing utilizing telehealth in home health care is vitally important to being able to successfully employ home health in polypharmacy.”

The multi-aim project seeks to create the first home-based, telehealth-facilitated deprescribing intervention using home health care nurses, facilitating collaboration with other providers such as clinical pharmacists and providers in acute and primary care practices.

This year’s grant award is the eighth project awarded by the AHHQI Home Health Grant. Now in its fourth year, the Grant is the only one focused solely on advancing and improving home health care. Projects either fully funded or underway range in topic from home health for patients with dementia, a hospital to home intervention program, policy implications for home health care delivery, the impacts of frontloading, and caring for culturally diverse patients. All projects are selected based on their rigorous approach to research and their aim at advancing the delivery of home health care, aligning with the Alliance’s mission of demonstrating the value of and critical need for home health care.

The 2022 funding cycle opens from October 6, 2021 and will close on December 23, 2021. For more information about the Alliance’s grant funding efforts, or to learn more about future grant opportunities, please visit the Alliance’s website at or reach out to the Alliance’s Executive Director, Jennifer Schiller, at


The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (the Alliance) is comprised of leaders in the home health care community – including several of the largest home health care providers in the United States and the largest national trade association representing home health care providers. The mission of the Alliance is to foster research and education on the value of home health care to patients and the overall U.S. health care system. The Alliance is dedicated to improving the nation’s health care system through development of high quality and innovative solutions aimed at achieving optimal clinical outcomes. To learn more, visit

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