Join us for VIRTUAL Advocacy Day 2020! 
Webinars will be available to attend live on Monday, March 23

And during March 23-27, use our Legislative Action Center to Contact your Members of Congress!

Due to concerns about COVID-19, Advocacy Day is going Virtual! We hope to reschedule an in-person Advocacy Day for later in the year, but there is still so much you can do from home!

Join us for training webinars (which will be recorded and posted here) on Monday, and then contact your Members of Congress all week from March 23-27 using our Legislative Action Center. The Action Center will have scripts for phone calls, text for emails, templates for letters to the editor, and social media posts!

Virtual Agenda:

Monday, March 23 

We are opening this event to all registered attendees of Advocacy Day 2020, and inviting them to encourage their entire programs to participate! All NHPCO Members are also invited to join us in this Virtual Advocacy Day!

Cost:  FREE!

SOCIAL MEDIA: Choose from three of the below images and feel free to customize or just copy and paste the below social media text to thank your lawmakers for their service during this challenging time! Tip: You can easily locate your policymaker’s Twitter and Facebook handles with a quick Google Search!


I want to take a moment to express my deep appreciation for (@lawmaker name) who is working to ensure the safety of our communities amid the Coronavirus outbreak. Thank you for your leadership. #hapc

Thank you (@lawmaker name) and every other (insert state) legislator for your leadership as we face the #COVID19 outbreak. The work you do is meaningful. #hapc

On behalf of the #hapc community, I’d like to thank (@lawmaker name) for your commitment to protecting our communities as we face the COVID-19 outbreak. Thanks for all your hard work. #hapc


Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, I’d like to extend my appreciation to (@lawmaker name) and all the other legislators who are working overtime to develop safeguards that will protect our communities. Thank you for your diligence.

As America addresses the COVID-19 outbreak, I’d like to extend a special thank you to (insert lawmaker name) and all of the (insert state) lawmakers who are keeping our democracy up and running. We appreciate you.

Additional Policy-Related Messaging:

Hospices are facing a severe shortage of PPE, that is jeopardizing our ability to care for America’s most vulnerable patients. Please increase funding and availability of PPE for hospices! #covid19 #hpm

Please include hospices in the 1135 waiver: we care for the most vulnerable patients and desperately want to do our jobs! Help us serve them by issuing a blanket 1135 waiver for hospices. #covid19 #hpm

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: All attendees who registered for the Advocacy Day and Main conference can be reimbursed or apply to receive a credit for an upcoming conference such as the 2020 Interdisciplinary Conference or the 2021 Leadership and Advocacy Conference. Please email with any questions or concerns.

HOTEL & AIRLINE RESERVATIONS – NHPCO suggests that you cancel your hotel reservations immediately. Additionally, for those with flight reservations, we suggest that you contact your airline and request a refund. If they are unwilling to grant a full refund, they may be willing to reschedule you for a future airline flight.

NHPCO COVID-19 EXECUTIVE DIALOGUE – NHPCO is offering a complimentary webinar on March 25 to address the current public health crisis. The webinar will include emergency preparedness information, a review of the latest CDC recommendations and a conversation with your colleagues in the field with moderate to severe caseloads. Those registered for the LAC20 will receive more information on this COVID-19 Executive Dialogue with specific times and access information. NHPCO will also reach out to members who are not registered for LAC20 to share information about this important offering.

While we are disappointed that we won’t see you all in person, we believe that this is the best and safest option for you and the patients you serve. Thank you for your dedication, and know that we at NHPCO and HAN are all thinking of you during this difficult time. Please check out NHPCO’s COVID-19 resource page, and reach out to with any needs or concerns.