As previously reported on ehospiceUSA, on July 10, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) was reintroduced in the Senate as S.2080.
PCHETA would increase the number of palliative care and hospice professionals in the United States, enhance palliative care research and awareness, and ensure that there is a trained hospice and palliative care workforce prepared to meet the rising need for these services.
“This bipartisan legislation would provide critical funding and resources to expand our palliative care workforce at a time when the number of individuals facing serious, advanced or life-limiting illness is rapidly growing. We’re calling on all Congressional leaders to rise to meet this challenge and support this important legislation,” said NHPCO President and CEO Edo Banach.
NHPCO and Hospice Action Network encourage all supporters and advocates for hospice and palliative care to contact your Member of Congress to support this legislation NOW! The Hospice Action Network call to action makes it easy to voice your support for PCHETA.