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Help Move PCHETA Forward! 

Soon, the Senate plans to introduce the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) legislation previously passed in the House.  There is hope that this could be the year it gets passed.  This bill will help train and expand the HPM workforce, including PAs.  Please visit the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Advocacy Action Center for links to review the legislation and to contact your congressional leaders and share your support.

PAHPM has joined our other coalition partners in support of this, and remain active in moving this important piece of legislation forward.

The Patient Quality of Life Coalition (PQLC) has helped put together a list of states and Senators which need encouragement to support this important piece of legislature.  Please visit the PQLC pages for Info on PCHETA, a List of Senators to Encourage, and AAHPM’s Advocacy center to learn how to Contact your Senator!

June 22nd is the Virtual Lobby!  Please use your social media to share the importance of PCHETA, #PAsDoingPalliative, and visit our PAHPM Twitter to Like and Retweet our posts!

PAHPM Practice Survey

PAHPM Needs your support in advancing our profession! 

This survey will collect vital data for support and advocacy of educational initiatives and policy issues – such as the proposed bipartisan federal legislation in both houses of Congress. Now that Hospice legislation has passed, the need to address education and further policy to address workforce issues is more paramount.

In particular, the Public Health bill PCHETA (Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act) in which PAs are explicitly named, is supported by both Houses of Congress. In addition to contacting your Senators and Representatives, add fuel to our initiative by filling out the survey.  There is a CAQ now available for the specialty of Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care which has come about partially due your response to this survey.

We are on our way to success! 

WE are LEADERS in the field of Serious Illness Patient Management and this is one way to be recognized!

Thank you in advance for contributing to this important work.

It will take approximately 10-15 minutes to fill out.


Please forward this needs-assessment survey to your peers, students, educators, and colleagues.

Thank You!

PAHPM Board of Directors

The purpose of the guidelines is to improve access to quality palliative care by fostering consistent standards and continuity of care across settings. PAHPM is an endorsing organization of the guidelines so please join us in this national effort so that all people living with serious illness and their families will receive the best care possible.  

Learn more at and follow us @CoalitionHPC (#NCPGuidelines)

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