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Leading advocates in advanced illness care convened on Capitol Hill on May 9 to discuss recent progress in advanced illness care and how to address the challenges that lie ahead.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) delivered remarks during the briefing and explained that lawmakers should be working to ensure that those living with advanced illness receive the treatment they need.
“High-quality, patient-centered care is something we should be able to come together on in this Congress,” said Blumenauer.
The event also included remarks from Malene Davis, president and CEO of Capital Caring, as well as C-TAC Co-Founder and Co-Chair Tom Koutsoumpas.
Koutsoumpas underscored the urgent need to find advanced care solutions, noting that “this is a movement whose time has come.”
Their remarks were followed by a panel discussion that featured the following experts:
- John Rother, President and CEO, National Coalition on Health Care
- Keysha Brooks-Coley, Vice President, Federal Advocacy and Strategic Alliances, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
- Andrew MacPherson, Senior Policy Advisor, C-TAC
- Kristen Donheffner, Office of Rep. Earl Blumenauer
Capital Caring hosted the Hospice Comes to Washington reception on May 10, during which C-TAC was honored with the Champion of Care Award. The award recognizes C-TAC’s work “to transform care for all Americans facing advanced illness, especially the sickest and most vulnerable, to ensure they receive comprehensive, high-quality, person- and family-centered care.”
Learn how C-TAC will highlight these issues and other topics related to advanced care during the 2018 National Summit on Advanced Illness Care here.