Add Your Voice: Activities & Partners
The Supportive Care Coalition leverages its expertise and resources to be an influential leader for needed improvements in palliative care education, research, clinical practice and financing mechanisms. These advocacy efforts help ensure that the interests and concerns of those we serve are heard and advanced within the political process. We promote public policy that will improve and expand access to high-quality palliative care services which anticipate and address the physical, emotional and spiritual suffering of persons living with advanced serious illness.
We closely align our advocacy efforts with the Catholic Health Association, which shares in our dedication to whole-person care as well as our theological affirmations.
The Coalition is also a member of the Patient Quality of Life Coalition (PQLC), which was formed to advance the interests of patients and families facing serious illness, including survivors. PQLC has developed a consensus-based agenda aimed at promoting public policy that will improve and expand access to high quality palliative care for all. The Supportive Care Coalition joins PQLC and other national organizations in providing public comment and advocacy letters on legislative and policy matters affecting palliative care across the United States.
PQLC includes more than 35 non-governmental organizations dedicated to improving quality of care and quality of life for adults, children, caregivers, and the professionals who provide palliative care.
Add Your Voice
Add your support for H.R. 1676/S. 693, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), that would expand patient access to palliative care services. Both bills have strong bi-partisan support in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. PCHETA would establish Palliative Care and Hospice Education Centers to improve the training of health professionals in the core competencies of palliative care, would establish a national campaign to inform patients, families and health professionals about the benefits of palliative care services, and would direct NIH to expand research in the areas of palliative care, pain and symptom management.