Policy Issue: Workforce
One of our top policy priorities is to address the workforce crisis providers are facing by allowing practitioners to perform at the top of their licensure plus, secure the workforce of tomorrow by increasing diverse healthcare professionals with expertise in palliative and hospice care.
- S.2243: The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA): This legislation would increase the number of faculty in palliative care at medical schools, nursing schools and other programs, including social work, physician assistant, and chaplaincy education programs; promote education and research in palliative care and hospice; and support the development of teaching careers in academic palliative and hospice care.
- S.2117: The Provider Training In Palliative Care Act: This legislation would allow participants in the National Health Service Corps to defer their obligated service in order to receive training in palliative care services.
- October, 2023: Comments in response to Request for Information from the House Budget Committee titled “Solutions to Improve Outcomes and Reduce Federal Health Care Spending in the Budget.” Comments discussed the need for bolstering the hospice care workforce, including through the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) (S. 2243).
- July, 2023: Press Release in support of the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) (S. 2243).
- September, 2022: Letter to Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety re: the importance of immigrants to the healthcare workforce.
- August, 2022 Press Release in support of the Travel Nursing Agency Transparency Study Act (S.4352/H.R. 8576).
- November, 2019: Testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee in support of the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) (H.R. 647).
- October, 2019: Call on Congress urging passage of the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) (H.R. 647).