Welcome to the new and improved Hearts For Home Care (H4HC) website!
Now that we are officially a 501(c)(4) organization, we are excited to have launched this new website as a go-to resource for anyone interested in learning more about or getting involved in home health care advocacy.
We have created an easy-to-navigate, modern website, with improved resource and information accessibility to help our visitors and advocates find exactly what they need, when they need it and to better represent H4HC as an organization.
In 2023, BAYADA Hearts for Home Care became a 501(c)(4) organization, separate from the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, BAYADA Home Health Care. This is necessary to protect and preserve the 501(c)(3) public charity status of BAYADA while permitting maximum governmental affairs and advocacy activities.
Development of an affiliated 501(c)(4) social welfare organization aligns with BAYADA’s smart growth strategy, as the Government Affairs team works to create a legislative and regulatory environment in which decision-makers recognize home health care as the fiscally and socially responsible solution to the nation’s healthcare needs, thereby supporting BAYADA’s mission of creating a lasting legacy and serving millions of people worldwide. H4HC enables us to create a movement designed to support a home care friendly ecosystem where we can protect the industry and the millions of US residents in need of this care. If politicians, media, and key decision makers aren’t aware of the challenges facing home care today–and the essential benefit it provides to our most vulnerable populations—they won’t be part of the solution.
The Get Involved Page
Our new website will provide ways for home care advocates to get involved, including opportunities to advocate for home-based care regardless of how much time you have. We will take you, step-by-step through options like:
Share Your Story
Sharing stories is one of the most powerful ways of influencing policy decisions. It puts a face on home health care and gives it a voice. There are many ways to tell stories to help lawmakers better understand the value of home health care—and that it affects real people. Every time you send an email, write a letter to your legislator, or respond to an Action Alert, you are making yourself heard.
Advocates can sign up to get notified about Action Alerts. These alerts will include advocacy days, important legislative deadlines, and more!
Contact Your Lawmakers
We’ve partnered with VoterVoice so that you can quickly and easily contact local legislators right through our website. We’ll tell you which legislators to reach out to about each issue and give you all the information you need to know about important legislative dates and deadlines.
Join the Movement
Whether you want to become an advocate or simply receive updates on the state of home health care in the US, we’ll give you the tools needed to meet your goals.
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Follow us for up-to-the-minute updates, and quick recaps of our current issues, upcoming events, advocacy efforts and more!
Current Issues Page
Our issues are complex, but we’ll keep them as simple as possible. This page outlines our current efforts on both the federal and state level. From budget talks to legislative deadlines, it’s all here.
Our events page breaks down important dates coming up for H4HC including state advocacy dates, trainings, webinars and conversations with legislators.
Our blog will profile advocates, recap events and share status updates on our current state-based and federal campaigns.
Become an Advocate Sign Up
Despite the fact that many people in government and regulatory positions agree that home health care is a cost-effective, patient-preferred solution, it continues to be prioritized below institutional care. Not investing in home care will decrease the supply of qualified workers, increase turnover, and compromise the quality of home care services.
That’s why we created the Hearts for Home Care program. If politicians, media, and key decision makers aren’t aware of the challenges facing home care today–and the essential benefit it provides to our most vulnerable populations—they won’t be part of the solution.
But when organizations like H4HC advocate for those who can’t advocate for themselves, change for the better can happen: new laws are drafted and policies are amended to strengthen support of these important services. Advocacy raises awareness and gets things done, which is why these activities are so essential.
Members of H4HC are able to participate in advocacy activities that will serve to educate and inform state and federal lawmakers about home care.
They will also receive certain benefits, including:
- Customized communications to your lawmakers: Joining H4HC will allow you to receive email notifications about state and federal proposals that will impact home care, and will help you to reach out to legislators with your thoughts.
- For example, telling your legislator that you are supportive of better funding for home care, or unsupportive of a policy that would make accessing home care more difficult for those who needed it. H4HC’s goal is to make advocacy as easy and accessible to you as possible, so such messages would be pre-drafted and editable to save you time while still enabling you to share your voice.
- Exclusive advocacy opportunities: H4HC members will be given opportunities to meet with legislators in-person and virtually, and to be a part of media opportunities to support home care. We intend to make advocacy an easy but regular part of members’ daily lives.
- Ongoing learning and education: Hearts for Home Care will share optional training opportunities and resources for members, including advocacy best practices and how-tos. If you are not yet sure about advocating in person, these opportunities are meant to help you feel more comfortable and confident sharing your stories.
H4HC aims to be the collective voice of the home care community at-large—and that includes you. Whether you only have a minute a day or even less, it takes little to show that you are a Heart for Home Care. On behalf of the entire H4HC team, we thank you for sharing your story and being part of this growing movement.