ADVOCACY

Our mission is to improve the quality of hospice & palliative care for everyone in Louisiana & Mississippi.

Our Advocacy efforts include building coalitions that improve:

  • care for Veterans facing serious illness and end of life issues
  • palliative services and hospice care for incarcerated persons in Louisiana and Mississippi
  • the quality of hospice services and palliative care through data analysis
  • earlier and easier access to advance care planning tools and options
  • increased community supports and education for caregivers and the bereaved
  • increased patient safety during emergency declarations and natural disasters
  • increased access to earlier palliative care and hospice services 
  • increased services for pediatric concurrent care

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realizing our obligation and responsibility to advocate on behalf of the patients and families we serve, the Louisiana Mississippi Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Board of Directors also foresaw evolving federal and state regulatory challenges and changes facing Louisiana and Mississippi hospice and palliative care providers.  Consequently, the Alliance for the Advancement for End of Life Care was established as part of our long-term strategic plan to ensure availability of these services to all citizens residing in our two states. 

The Alliance reaches out to  providers, companies and individual in the industry to help us enhance our advocacy efforts for improving care provided during end of life. Promoting hospice and palliative care among policy makers in Baton Rouge, Jackson, and Washington is the focus of the Alliance.

For additional information, you may find the Alliance Member tab under the Membership Listing at the top right of the page.  Also, you may wish to contact our lobbyists, Elizbeth Duncan (LA) or John Morgan Hughes (MS). Their contact information is listed below.

Louisiana

Mississippi

Elizabeth Duncan

[email protected]

225-287-4040

John Morgan Hughes

[email protected]

601-672-4988