NAHC Summer Backyard Advocacy, Week 6: Kindness, Community, and Caring Through Advocacy

Last summer many of us would have been taking vacations, spending time with family and friends at the beach, enjoyed backyard barbeques and late night marshmallow roasts. This year, things might look a little different. We try to #stayhometostaysafe. We wear masks to protect one another. We limit our public interactions outside of our accepted…

NAHC Summer Backyard Advocacy, Week 5: Postcards for Home Care

As we are all #stayinghometostaysafe and working to socially distance ourselves from one another to protect our loved ones and some of the most vulnerable. I find myself enthralled each day when the mailman comes down the street in his boxlike, white, truck; what will be in the mail? Is there a package? A letter?…

NAHC Summer Backyard Advocacy, Week 4: Letters to the Editor

Welcome to Week 4 of the Summer Backyard Advocacy Campaign!  This year, NAHC is encouraging advocates for the home care and hospice communities to write letters to the editor of your local news publications. What is a Letter to the Editor?  When you feel strongly about an issue or a piece of legislation and you…

NAHC Summer Backyard Advocacy, Week 3: Phone Call Frenzy

As #westayhometostaysafe during the public health emergency and work to socially distance ourselves to help flatten the curve, never has there been a more appropriate time to dust off and leverage one of our most powerful advocacy tools, the phone call. In today’s world, more often than not, we are emailing, texting, and tweeting to…

Summer Backyard Advocacy 2020, Week 2: Social Media Blitz

Did you know? The word blitz is defined as a sudden energetic and concerted effort. This Summer, as we all work hard to socially distance and keep safe amidst the COVID-19 public health emergency; the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) encourages you to flex your social media muscles to help support the…

Home Care & Hospice Summer Backyard Advocacy 2020

June is the official start to summer with Americans yearning for backyard BBQ’s and time spent with family and loved ones. This year these summer months are pivotal for the home care and hospice communities. Your Congressional representatives are working hard in DC and at home to ensure their constituents, people like you, have the…

Summer Backyard Advocacy Campaign- Focus on Patients and Families as Advocates

This week, the kids are back to school, our legislators are making preparations to head back to work in their DC offices, and the NAHC Summer Backyard Advocacy Campaign has entered its final week, with hopes of finishing strong. In the final days the grassroots advocacy campaign, we aim our focus on one of the…

Keep the NAHC Summer Backyard Advocacy Going with a Social Media Blitz

We have crossed over the half-way point of the Summer Advocacy Campaign and seen a truly phenomenal outpowering of efforts across the nation. This week we ask you to stretch your social media muscles and make some noise with your representatives digitally; encouraging the connections in your online circles to do the same. The majority…