PCHETA (S. 693 and HR.1676) was first developed by NHPCO, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and is now embraced by 53 organizations through the Patient Quality of Life Coalition.
This bipartisan, bicameral legislation would provide palliative medicine training in a variety of settings, including hospice. PCHETA will also establish a program to enable hospice and palliative physicians to train teams of interdisciplinary healthcare professionals in palliative and hospice care techniques. Additionally, PCHETA will expand the types of professionals trained to provide hospice care, including nurses and clinical social workers. Learn more about PCHETA.
As a hospice and palliative care advocate, it is imperative that you continue to call and email your Members of Congress in the Energy and Commerce Committee regarding this legislation.
- You can access sample letter/email templates along with other useful materials in the HAN Advocacy Action Center.