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NAHC Report: Issue# 2158, 3/20/2013
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Senate Advocates of Home Care and Hospice Address March on Washington
Conference Attendees Enjoy Texas BBQ on Capitol Hill
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Senate Advocates of Home Care and Hospice Address March on Washington

Members of the home care and hospice community had the opportunity to hear from a bipartisan group of senators – all of whom are strong proponents of home care and hospice - on the importance of the work that they do, the industry that they champion, and the lives that they touch. The senators addressed March on Washington attendees in the Russell Senate Office Building Caucus Room prior to a day of grassroots lobbying and direct advocacy of lawmakers by March on Washington attendees.

The group of senators included many champions of home care and hospice – including both senators from Kansas – Republicans Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts – and both senators from Minnesota – Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken. Among the other senators who addressed the crowd were long-time supporters Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Susan Collins (R-ME), who addressed the March on Washington for the 15th straight year, Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Mark Warner (D-VA). The senators made up not only a bipartisan group demonstrating their support for home care, but also a group that represents a cross-section of the country – indicating that access to home care and hospice is crucial in every corner of the nation.

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Nurse Recognition Program Seeking 2013 Nominations

With more than half a dozen senators praising the work and care of home care and hospice nurses, and with NAHC President Val J. Halamandaris reminding people that it is, “the work that you do every day” that is the reason why home care has such broad, bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, now is the time to nominate an outstanding nurse from your state for the Home Healthcare Nurses Association (HHNA) Nurse Recognition Program.

HHNA is currently accepting nominations to honor and recognize home care and hospice nurses from across the country. Agencies may nominate any registered nurse to represent their state for 2013. Nominations will be reviewed by the Nurse Recognition Program Selection Committee and one nurse will be recognized from each state.

To see examples of stories from previous issues of CARING, you can click here. To fill out the online nomination form click here. The deadline for submission is: March 25, 2013.

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Conference Attendees Enjoy Texas BBQ on Capitol Hill

Attendees of the March on Washington | Private Duty Integrated Conference and Exposition were able to enjoy authentic Texas BBQ and mingle with fellow advocates and Hill staff at a briefing and reception held at the historic Frederick Douglass Museum and cosponsored by the Texas State Association.

The event offered attendees a real taste of Texas with BBQ brisket, mac and cheese, Blue Belle ice cream and Shiner Bock beer. Many March on Washington | Private Duty attendees, Capitol Hill staff, and members of NAHC’s leadership attended the reception.

Surrounded by pictures of Caring Institute Award winners and personal items once owned by Frederick Douglass, attendees were reminded of the difference one person can make in the course of history – a message even more poignant given a day of advocacy and lobbying lawmakers on behalf of ensuring access to home care and hospice continues.

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