I just wanted to write a quick note of thanks to Outcome Resources, our sponsor for the 2015 Advocacy Intensive. You see, there are some behind-the-scenes parts about the Intensive that really need critical support that you might not know about.
For starters, the event is free for attendees. We know that getting to DC isn’t easy, and that the hotel rates can be… steep, but still we do our best to remove as many barriers to attendance as possible. Believe me, if you thought the rooms were expensive, you should see how much a boxed lunch costs!!!
Secondly, we welcome robust attendance from every hospice program that wants to send their caregivers and attendees. But if you know a bit about how the Congressional process works, you’ll know that there are key committees in both the House of Representatives and the Senate that have jurisdiction over hospice issues. It’s critical that the hospice community have attendees from those states and districts whose Members of Congress sit on those committees. Many (but not all) of the Members of Congress on those committees are from rural states where the funds to cover a visit to DC are simply too scarce. That’s where support from Outcome Resources comes through.
This year, sponsorship by Outcome Resources provided travel assistance to cover 15 key states and Congressional districts! I can’t even put into words how much this helps. Our voice, your voice is stronger as a direct result of this support.
So while we’re all still Zombies here at HAN HQ, I’d be remiss if I didn’t say a huge ‘Thanks!’ to Outcome Resources. They have been long-time supporters of the Intensive, not only financially, but also in their commitment to advocacy. They serve on NHPCO’s Public Policy Committee, and they always send a great delegation to the Advocacy Intensive. They’re ‘all in’ with us, and we’re thankful for their partnership!
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— Outcome Resources (@hospicepharmacy) July 13, 2015