Welcome to Dietetics in Health Care Communities (DHCC)!

Established in 1975, Dietetics in Health Care Communities (DHCC) represents almost 2,500 members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics working in wide-ranging areas of the health care arena.

Dietetics in Healthcare Communities - (DHCC) – A Dynamic Network of Nutrition Professionals In Post-Acute and Long-Term Care

Our members provide person-centered nutritional services across the care continuum – including post-acute rehab, nursing facilities, home health, hospice, assisted living, memory care, PACE programs and more.  Our network promotes evidence-based science and best practices in dining and clinical nutrition services.

As the healthcare industry evolves, DHCC strives toward meeting the needs of a growing elderly population, undernutrition and burgeoning chronic disease within our expertise of post-acute care and corrections.

Our mission is to empower DHCC members to be the nation's food and nutrition leaders. We strive to provide tools that support our members in meeting the mission as we serve the senior population. Benefits include:

  • Connections - the quarterly newsletter, webinars and publications that support members in daily practice. The newsletter typically includes up to 2 CPEUs in each addition and webinars provide similar opportunities.
  • Electronic Mailing List (EML) for members to share ideas and support from the group along with an EML for the Corrections Sub-unit.  Click on the Resources tab of the website and choose "Join EML" to register. 
  • DHCC is active on social media, via Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
  • Awards and Scholarships are available annually.
  • Volunteer opportunities - you can contribute in so many ways!
  • Student involvement is encouraged.

Our Updated Mission:

Empowering and supporting members by providing resources and advocacy as the food and nutrition leaders across the continuum of care.

Our Updated Vision:

Envisioning a future where every individual in post-acute and long-term care receives personalized, evidence-based nutritional care, leading to optimal health, quality of life, and well-being worldwide. 

Become a Member

DHCC has resources members find incredibly useful. Your membership pays for itself in no time.

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Member Practice Areas

Services - DHCCDHCC members serve clients and provide leadership in practice in a wide variety of settings including (but not limited to):

  • Long-term care facilities
  • Corporate Dietitians
  • Correctional facilities
  • Home health
  • Assisted living centers
  • Continuing care communities
  • Retirement villages
  • Hospice
  • Group homes
  • Hospitals
  • Psychiatric facilities
  • Rehabilitations centers
  • Alcohol & substance abuse facilities
  • Physicians' offices and clinics
  • Health maintenance organizations
  • Education programs
  • Health & fitness facilities
  • Food & equipment