A Message from the President
AAHPM Membership: Fostering Connections
Emerging from the depths of the pandemic, many of us are searching for a new norm. Too many are working from unstable footing, with underresourced and overworked teams, or experiencing mental fatigue that dampens creativity and impairs mission-driven focus. America’s healthcare environment is evolving, with ongoing stress on the hospice benefit, new and varied influences on care delivery models (eg, health plans, industry interests, private equity), and evolving ideas of how our already insufficient workforce should be leveraged to serve the growing ranks of the chronically and seriously ill. While these forces contribute to burnout, they also generate novel opportunities that nurture growth. In this peripandemic transition period, the AAHPM community is poised to do what we’ve always done best: foster connection, teach, mentor, energize, and grow access to high-quality palliative and hospice care.