The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) has been Reintroduced in the Senate!

[PCHETA was reintroduced in the Senate late last month.] Thank you to Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) for their tireless work and continued championing of this important bill.

As you're all too well-aware, hospice and palliative care providers have been facing a long-term staffing crisis that got dramatically worse during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now is the time for Congress to make urgently needed investments to alleviate the pervasive workforce shortages and ensure that a more robust workforce is available to provide high quality care in the years to come.

The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (S. 4260) would do just that. It would improve training and education for doctors, nurses, social workers, and other health professionals in palliative care and hospice, enhance public awareness and disseminate information to patients, families, and health professionals about the benefits of palliative care for those with serious or life-threatening illness, and expand research on palliative care.

PCHETA passed the House during the last two Congresses but stalled in the Senate. To pass it this year, we need your help.

Click to ask our Senators to cosponsor PCHETA