As a hospice professional and member of WiHPCA, your role in advocacy – both in the halls of Congress and at the State Capitol – is essential to our success in shaping public policies that affect hospice and palliative care. No one is better positioned than you and your colleagues to educate legislators and regulators on issues important to WiHPCA.
Thankfully, being an effective advocate can be quick and easy with the support of WiHPCA and our national partners. When it comes to advocating on federal issues, theNational Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Hospice Action Network (HAN) enables you to contact your Members of Congress on issues of importance to the hospice community. And it only takes a few moments of your time!
Please take advantage of the HAN Legislative Action Center to urge Congress to support the following key federal legislative proposals currently being considered in Washington:
· The Palliative Care & Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) – This proposal is the most important hospice and palliative care workforce investment legislation currently being considered in Congress. Among other things, PCHETA would increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited medical, nursing, and social work schools, and other programs; promote education, research, and training in palliative care and hospice care delivery, and bolster the development of careers in academic palliative and hospice medicine.
If you haven’t already, please act on PCHETA today! Simply CLICK HERE to contact your Members of Congress and urge them to support this important legislation through the Hospice Action Network’s Legislative Action Center.
· Expanding Access to Palliative Care Act – This bipartisan proposal would direct the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to create a Community-Based Palliative Care model demonstration, which would test the impact of offering palliative care concurrently with cure-focused treatment.
If you haven’t already, please act on the Expanding Access to Palliative Care Act today! Simply CLICK HERE to contact your Members of Congress and urge them to support this important legislation through the Hospice Action Network’s Legislative Action Center.