Advancing the interests of patients and families facing serious illness by promoting public policy to improve and expand access to high-quality palliative care.

On June 22nd, 2016 PQLC held its third grassroots Lobby Day on in Washington, DC.

On April 27th PQLC Held Our First Ever Virtual Lobby Day

Screen Shot 2016-05-05 at 10.52.53 AM

Hundreds of emails were sent, dozens of phone calls, and more than 5 million impressions on social media.

Our members and their advocates were rock stars in our first ever Virtual Lobby Day! Congratulations and thank you to all you contributed to this tremendous effort that has resulted in at least 10 new cosponsors.

CBS Evening News logo

Amy Berman and Dr. Diane Meier were featured on the CBS Evening News on Monday, November 2nd talking about the value of quality of life during serious or terminal illness.Studies suggest patients who receive the kind of specialized care that focuses on quality of life and pain management have fewer hospital and office visits, and may even live longer.


The Center to Advance Palliative Care will release the results of their state-by-state report card on Thursday, October 1st at a briefing on Capitol Hill. Find out how your state measures up! Click the button below for the event flyer and more information.

Event Flyer
01.1_PQLC Logo rgb_2015

Patient Quality of Life Coalition runs first-ever advertisement
“Support PCHETA to help patients live better. The PCHETA bill increases access to palliative care—a team-based approach designed to help manage pain and other symptoms, explain treatment options, and ultimately give patients more control over their care. Passing the bill could improve quality of life for millions of Americans.”

Harvard Magazine logo

In the March-April edition of Harvard Magazine, the article An Extra Layer of Care: The progress of palliative medicine tells the story of individuals, and their champion doctors, who find value in palliative care across the continuum of care.

Read more

STORIESwhat PQLC has achieved so far

TWEETSjoin the conversation