New Yorkers thank Reps. Reed and Engel for championing PCHETA

The Alzheimer's Association applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA). In a unanimous vote, the House advanced this important legislation which would improve access to quality hospice and palliative care.

This crucial bill (H.R. 1676) is New York born and bred. Congressmen Eliot Engel and Tom Reed from the Empire State introduced PCHETA and championed it to its passage on Monday, July 23. We want to thank them for their efforts.

Palliative and hospice care—with a focus on managing and easing symptoms, reducing pain and stress, and increasing comfort—can improve both the quality of care and quality of life for those with advanced dementia. Among seniors in hospice care, nearly 1 in every 5 has a primary hospice diagnosis of Alzheimer's or another dementia.


  • Rep. Eliot Engel
  • Rep. Tom Reed


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Thank you for introducing PCHETA

Dear [Decision Maker],

As someone that has been affected by Alzheimer's disease, I was delighted to see that the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (H.R. 1676) passed the House of Representatives on July 23. I wanted to offer you a personal note of thanks for your work on this bill as its primary sponsor.

This was an important bill to all families dealing with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia, but as a New Yorker, I'm particularly proud that two representatives from my state were able to advance this bill through the House. Rest assured, we will not stop advocating for PCHETA until the senate passes it and the president signs it into law.

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