AAHPM's Public Policy Priorities direct the Academy's efforts to promote a just, effective, and efficient healthcare system. At the heart of these efforts is the goal of ensuring that all patients and families facing serious illness have access to high-quality palliative care throughout the care continuum. In order to achieve this aim, AAHPM's advocacy is currently focused on the following issues:
- expanding the hospice and palliative care workforce
- ensuring timely access to prescription medications.
"I believe AAHPM plays a vital role in advocating for improving the care of the seriously ill. I belong to the Academy so I can stay connected to a network of palliative care colleagues and stay current on palliative care advances through publications like PC FACS and JPSM"
—Eric Widera, MD FAAHPM, Member since 2007