Our history and purpose.
The Mississippi Home Health Association was chartered as a non-profit Mississippi corporation in December, 1975 to operate for the benefit of member home health agencies, home health related agencies and the benefit of the public in fostering and maintaining high standards of home health care. The corporation changed its name to Mississippi Association for Home Care (MAHC) in April of 1990 to more accurately reflect our membership's primary focus, Care. Through continued membership support and extended industry growth, MAHC has experienced significant expansion in the past few years in terms of membership services and educational offerings. All 82 Mississippi counties are served by MAHC members. For a listing by county, click here. Associate membership includes private duty agencies, medical equipment suppliers, IV companies, consultants and professional service providers.
As stated in the MAHC by-laws, MAHC strives to:
Serve the health needs of all citizens of the state of Mississippi by promoting high standards of patient care in home health care; Promote high standards of ethics for home health agencies;
Provide an organized and unified voice for home health agencies;
Provide for the exchange of information with those interested in home health services and total health care;
Interpret home health services to governmental bodies affecting the delivery and financing of home health services;
Promote consultation and disseminate information;
Encourage cooperation with existing organizations at national, state and local levels;
and, Initiate, sponsor and promote educational programs and research.