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Moments ago, the U.S. House passed the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (HR 647). C-TAC would like to congratulate this bipartisan group of lawmakers and praise their commitment to supporting people with advanced illness and their families.

C-TAC has long advocated for PCHETA, which would promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, as well as increase the number of permanent palliative care faculty in accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools and social work schools. The bill would also implement a public awareness and engagement campaign for individuals and providers, focused on educating stakeholders on the benefits of palliative care and hospice.

“C-TAC commends the U.S. House for their bipartisan cooperation and dedication to fostering a robust palliative care workforce,” said C-TAC Executive Director Jon Broyles. “We would also like to recognize the Patient Quality of Life Coalition for driving this effort forward.”

C-TAC believes strongly that investing in palliative care training resources is a critical step toward ensuring that those living with serious, advanced illness receive comprehensive, high-quality, person- and family-centered care that is consistent with their goals and values and honors their dignity. We strongly urge swift Senate passage of PCHETA.

To learn more about C-TAC’s legislative and regulatory efforts, please contact Policy & Advocacy Manager Davis Baird at DBaird@theCTAC.org.

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  1. Avatar Carole Koerper on October 29, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    I am very happy to see this taking place. These sick individuals need to die with dignity.

  2. Avatar Lisa Barfield on October 29, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I am a hospice care massage therapist and think this is amazing…thank you!!

  3. Avatar Valerie on October 30, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    This is extremely exciting as I am a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner. This has been desperately needed because so many do not understand what Palliative Care is and how we help individuals with quality of life and goals of care.

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