Policy Issue: Bereavement Services

Our Position

We must expand coverage of bereavement services offered by hospice providers that care for grieving communities in the face of natural disasters and other mass casualty incidents. 


Previous Legislation

  • 117th Congress (2021-2022): H.R.9109: “Grief Resilience Investment and Education Fund” (GRIEF) Act: This legislation would expand access to bereavement care by providing grant funding for health care providers, like hospices, to expand previously unfunded community grief support programs.


  • December, 2022: Angel Awards recognizing Congressional Champions, including sponsor of the GRIEF Act, Congressman Joe Morelle.
  • May, 2022: Letter to Secretary Becerra.
  • April, 2022: Letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
  • February, 2022: Letter to the Senate Finance Committee.
  • November, 2021: Blog Post on grief around the holidays.
  • November, 2021: Blog Post about interns researching grief with NHPCO and HAN.
  • June, 2020: Blog Post about grieving in Black communities.
  • July, 2019: Blog Post about bereavement stories.