Registration is now CLOSED

We are so excited to have over 250 Advocates joining us to speak up for hospice and palliative care! Mark your calendars to watch social media on Wednesday,  April 25 at #HAN18 to share in their experience! If you have questions, please email

About the Advocacy Intensive:

With mid-term elections taking place in November, health policy will continue to dominate the political agenda in 2018. Republicans will want to fulfill their promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and will likely push additional reforms to rein in spending and reduce regulatory burdens.

These policy debates present both opportunities and challenges for serious, advanced and end-of-life care, and it is imperative that the hospice and palliative care communities advocate in Washington to protect access to these important services.

The Advocacy Intensive will allow hospice and palliative care leaders and supporters to learn first-hand about the political and policy issues affecting their organizations and the people they serve. Armed with that information, attendees will head to Capitol Hill to advocate in support of NHPCO’s legislative agenda. The day will end with a Congressional Reception featuring some of hospice and palliative care’s most ardent Congressional champions.

***The Agenda has changed Please see updated Agenda below***

Tuesday, April 24th

2:00 – 3:00 PM          Optional First-time Attendee Training: What is Advocacy & Policy Review,  Van Ness Room (First floor)
3:15 – 4:15 PM            Optional First-time Attendee Training,: How to Have a Successful Meeting, Van Ness Room (First floor)

If you’ve never advocated on Capitol Hill before, it can be intimidating.  First-time attendees and others who want a refresher on advocacy can attend these sessions to learn some of the basics of advocacy, including the Art of Storytelling, Making an “Ask”, navigating Capitol Hill, and other topics.  One of the sessions will also provide another overview of our main policy asks.

Wednesday, April 25th


Questions? Contact Sydney Shepherd, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator at