Federal Advocacy

How to Advocate on Behalf of Home Care

IAHC will reach out to members, often through newsletters and emails, to get feedback on pending federal legislation (such as a bill in a House committee) or a proposed rule change (e.g. a change in required documentation from CMS). This is your agency’s opportunity to engage in the national debate.

By sharing your stories or signing on to a letter, you are helping IAHC advocate on behalf of the home care in Iowa. The federal legislative session runs all year, so keep an eye out for your chance to protect home care funding and keep common sense rules protecting our agencies and patients in place.

Additionally, you can take action through the NAHC Legislative Action Network.


The Iowa Alliance in Home Care advocates on a federal level in partnership with the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC). NAHC is a nonprofit organization based in Washington D.C. that represents the nation's 33,000 home care and hospice organizations. NAHC also advocates for the more than two million nurses, therapists, aides and other caregivers employed by such organizations to provide in-home services to some 12 million Americans each year who are infirm, chronically ill, and disabled.


Helpful Links

National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) launched its new Legislative Action Center, designed to provide members with detailed information on pending Federal legislation including talking points, briefing materials and sample e-mails built into easy-to-follow campaign categories.

NAHC plans to use a variety of handouts throughout the session. This Medicare Cuts handout may be a resource for home care agencies as they meet with legislators for the remainder of the legislative session.

Bring the Vote Home – A campaign to get homebound individuals registered to vote.


Contact Us

Iowa Alliance in Home Care | 100 E. Grand Ave, Suite 118, Des Moines, IA 50309 | Phone: (515) 288-1955