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Blackburn, Baldwin, Capito Introduce Bill to Strengthen Palliative and Hospice Care Workforce


NASHVILLE, TENN. – U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) introduced the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), bipartisan legislation to bolster the palliative care and hospice workforce and meet the growing need for care by investing in training, education, and research.

In 2001, just 7% of U.S. hospitals with more than 50 beds had a palliative care program, compared with 72% in 2019. Yet, not all these programs have in place the interdisciplinary team necessary to provide comprehensive, high-quality palli...


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