H.R. 647: Palliative Care, Hospice Education, Training Act

 

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The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA House HR 647, Senate S 2080) aims to establish Palliative Care and Hospice Education Centers, provide physician and nurse training in palliative medicine. It provides Palliative Medicine and Hospice Academic and Career Incentive Awards to individuals to support career development, develop a national education and awareness campaign, and to expand national palliative care research programs.

What you can do to help?: Email your members of the House and Senate.  Sample message:

The goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative care is an essential part of treatment for kids with cancer and improves quality, controls cost, and enhances patient and family satisfaction for individuals with serious or life-threatening illness. Please cosponsor the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), H.R. 647 (or Senate Bill 2080, if you are talking to a Senator). 

265 House cosponsors (181D, 84R)

Buchanan, Vern [R-FL16] (joined Aug 23, 2019)
Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH9] (joined Aug 23, 2019)
Kildee, Daniel [D-MI5] (joined Aug 23, 2019)
Luria, Elaine [D-VA2] (joined Aug 23, 2019)