Advocacy and Public Policy

The Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of New Hampshire advocates on behalf of home care agencies and the clients we serve through our affiliate, the Granite State Home Health AssociationBecome an advocate for home health, hospice and palliative care by joining our Legislative Committee. This group reviews bills to determine their impact on our agencies and patients, recommends positions to the staff and Board of Directors, Members of this Committee, often connect by phone or email with key legislators, and can volunteer to testify at public hearings. . Email Gina Balkus is you’d like to participate.

State House advocacy is coordinated by the Association’s CEO and our lobbying firm, Sheehan Phinney Capitol Group.  Federal advocacy is coordinated by the Granite State Association’s CEO in collaboration  with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Visiting Nurse Associations of America.

Legislative positions are guided by a Legislative Policy Statement that recommended by our Legislative Committee and approved annually by the Association’s Board of Directors.

Get involved! Follow state and local issues by joining the legislative committee! Contact Gina for detail.

Hosting a Legislative Breakfast

There’s lots to do as New Hampshire and the country prepare for new administrations.  We need to introduce ourselves, and the issues we are passionate about, to our new leaders.  We hope YOU will get involved!  Consider hosting a legislative breakfast.  We can tell you how.  Take a look at our quick guide on hosting a legislative breakfast.

Our Focus on Advocacy

The Home Care Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of New Hampshire has represented the patients and employees before the New Hampshire General Court (House and Senate) and various state agencies since its founding in 1974.  Advocacy remains a central element of our mission.