Response to Request for Information on the Healthcare Workforce Crisis

NHPCO submitted a letter in response to a Request for Information (RFI) from the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee on the healthcare workforce crisis. Submitted comments focused on COVID-19’s impact on the hospice and palliative care workforce, research demonstrating the dire need for more hospice and palliative care workers, worker burnout, and…

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Letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services on the importance of bereavement services in addressing national mental health crisis

Letter to Secretary Xavier Becerra of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the ongoing national mental health crisis. Letter noted that an often overlooked aspect of mental health is addressing grief and that hospice providers are often the ones providing on-the-ground bereavement services to their communities on a micro and macro level.

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Letter to House Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding Bereavement

Letter to House Committee on Energy and Commerce leadership regarding a hearing titled Communities in Need: Legislation to Support Mental Health and Well-Being. Letter highlighted that addressing grief is a key but often overlooked component of mental health, and that hospice and palliative care professionals bring strong experience in helping individuals, families, and communities process…

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