Be Their Voice!

2017 is a year of change in Washington, DC. But with change comes a unique opportunity to influence the shifting political landscape and speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Members of the interdisciplinary team know what it is like to care for patients and families at their most vulnerable times. They are advocates for their patients on a daily basis. In turn, the IDT is in a unique position to be a powerful voice for their patients. Who better to educate Congress about the role of hospice and palliative care in our communities than those frontline caregivers who spend their days at the bedside?

We’re calling on hospice and palliative care frontline caregivers to join us in Washington, DC, on July 17th and 18th for the 2017 Advocacy Intensive. If you have ever wanted to learn more about how you can protect your patients and families, understand how politics and policy influences the hospice and palliative care communities, and take an active role in our American Democracy, this event is for you!

The Details:
1. The event is FREE!
2. Educational sessions are designed for first-timers and returning advocates alike!
3. We will train you on how to be an effective advocate; you don’t need a Political Science degree!
4. The Advocacy Intensive will be held at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, just blocks from the U.S. Capitol. HAN has reserved a discounted rate of $235.00 plus applicable taxes at 14.5% per night.

Register here. 

We hope your hospice program will send staff to attend this year’s event. We want to make sure that all states, regions, and disciplines are represented! This is your best shot at affecting positive change for your program, and the patients and families you serve, so we hope to see you there!

Please feel free to reach out to Karen and Lauren at with any questions!


This event is sponsored in part by:


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  1. “Deep in the Affordable Care Act is a provision that allows terminally ill children to receive hospice care – pain and symptom relief, spiritual support, emotional and family support – without having to forgo curative treatments,” says senior vice president of health policy, Jonathan Keyserling. “NHPCO encourages Congress to preserve these important provisions, which allow some of our most vulnerable citizens — sick and dying children, and adults and their families — to access the full range of care and services that they need.”

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