Friday, January 27, 2017

Hospice Advocacy in 2017

With the Presidential and Congressional elections now behind us and the new administration beginning to get to work, hospice and palliative care leaders must renew their focus on Capitol Hill and educate new and returning policymakers about end-of-life issues. The Hospice Action Network will host two important events on Capitol Hill in 2017, and we need the support and participation of all hospice advocates.

May 3, 2017
NHPCO’s Management and Leadership Conference: Advocacy at MLC – Washington Hilton

NHPCO will host Advocacy at MLC for conference participants on Wednesday, May 3. In the morning, MLC conference attendees will be briefed about the 115th Congress; the new administration; the changing health policy landscape; and NHPCO efforts to preserve, protect, and promote hospice and palliative care. In partnership with the Council of States, participants will take to Capitol Hill that afternoon to advocate in support of NHPCO’s legislative agenda. Register now at

July 17-18, 2017
Hospice Action Network Advocacy Intensive – Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill

Advocacy is not a once-a-year event and it’s important to reinforce our message throughout the year. Hospice and palliative care organizations are encouraged to send members of the IDT to the premier advocacy event for the hospice and palliative care community. Held annually in Washington, DC, the Advocacy Intensive brings together hospice and palliative care professionals, caregivers, leaders, policymakers, and Members of Congress to effect positive change for end-of-life issues. During the two-day event, attendees learn best practices for advocating for hospice and how to connect directly with their members of Congress on Capitol Hill and back in their home districts. Registration will open in Spring 2017.

Be a part of the hospice community's strategic advocacy efforts in 2017.

Attendees at a previous Advocacy Intensive on Capitol Hill.

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