May/June 2019 – PCHETA Co-Sponsors

The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) – was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives as H.R. 647 with strong bipartisan support. PCHETA would increase federal research funding for palliative care, including symptom and pain management, and would establish palliative care education and training programs for doctors, nurses and other health professionals. It would also create a national public education and awareness campaign to educate patients and providers about the availability and benefits of palliative care.

CCCC is currently working with the Patient Quality of Life Coalition (PQLC) on a grassroots effort to urge members of the U.S. House of Representatives to co-sponsor the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) in the 116th Congress.

The PCHETA bill passed the House of Representatives in the 115th Congress last year, but was not taken up by the Senate, so the advocacy process, including obtaining more bipartisan co-sponsors, has begun anew.

Action:

If you are from a congressional district one of these lawmakers represents, please reach out via email and urge them to cosponsor PCHETA.