HAN Monthly Update

July has been a busy month in the world of health care policy. To make sure you are staying up on the latest hospice and palliative care news, take a minute and enjoy these articles:

The 2017 Advocacy Intensive  was held July 17th  and 18th!

Thank you to all who attended this wonderful event. Because of your participation, 350 meetings were held on Capitol Hill and 25 Members of Congress have cosponsored hospice and palliative care-related legislation. Congratulations! Make sure you send your follow up emails, and remind your Members of Congress to cosponsor our legislation if they haven’t yet.

Watch CEO Edo Banach’s opening address at the Advocacy Intensive

Click here to learn how to use social media to keep in touch with your Senators and

Virtual Hill Week Has Been Extended! 
Support your colleagues who came to DC and call your Members of Congress to ask for their cosponsorship of our legislation! These short calls have a real impact on alerting Members of Congress to how much support there really is for our legislation!
Click here to access our call module

Learn more about what to say during your call

Take a closer look at our supported legislation before you call!

News from DC

25 New cosponsors to hospice and palliative care related legislation!

CMS Oks Electronic Filing of NOEs

Intern Shout Out:

We had three wonderful interns helping us out this summer. Unfortunately, all of them are leaving this week to pursue bright, promising futures in communications, health care, and palliative care. Here are their farewells to you:

Hannah Winters- Communications Intern

Libby Cronican- Public Policy Intern

Kevin Curwick- Access and Philanthropy Intern

Looking Ahead:               

Your Members of Congress will be at home in your state in August. Check out our Advocacy Toolkit for invitation templates, videos on how to host a site visit, and more!

Good Reads:

Have Their Backs

100 Miles an Hour

Hospice: A Historical Perspective is Now on Display!

Know that your dedication and efforts in advocating for hospice and palliative care makes our world go round. We would love to hear from you about your experiences advocating for hospice and palliative care this summer at Virtual Hill Week or the Advocacy Intensive.

Please do not hesitate if you have any questions, comments or concerns. You can find us at info@nhpcohan.org, on Facebook and Twitter, and of course on our website.

I hope everyone is enjoying the remainder of their summer!