Upcoming PAC Events

Advocacy Day at the Statehouse

Statehouse Atrium

Advocacy Day at the Statehouse


Showing up to industry advocacy days is one of the most important and effective ways to advocate for your agency, our industry, and your patients/clients. Advocates will meet with lawmakers from across the Buckeye State to ask for their support on issues that impact providers and patients. This event will include advocacy training, networking opportunities, and in-person meetings with legislators and their staff members to share information about the home care, hospice and palliative care industry.Our special guest will be Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

We urge you to mark your calendar for March 14, 2017 to participate in this important advocacy effort. Ohio legislators, now more than ever, need to hear from home care, hospice, and palliative care experts. Advocacy Day speakers include OCHCH contract lobbyist Dan Hilson, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, and OCHCH Director of Advocacy and Communications John Stacy.

There is no cost to participate in the Advocacy Day at the Statehouse, but registration is required. Contact hours will be provided for RNs & LPNs.                                                                           

Agenda | Tuesday March 14, 2017 - 11:00 am to 3:30 pm   

  • 10:00 am to 11:00 am    Registration
  • 11:00 am to 11:30 am    Welcome & Legislative Update
  • 11:30 am to 12:45 pm    Keynote Address – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
  • 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm    Lunch (provided)
  • 12:45 pm to   1:30 pm    Advocacy 101
  •   1:30 pm to   3:30 pm    Small Group Meetings with Legislators
  •   3:30 pm to   5:00 pm    Legislative Committee Hearings or Statehouse Tours (optional)

For more information on the please contact John Stacy, Director of Advocacy and Communications at john@ochch.org or call (614) 885-0434 ext 204.

Continuing Education Information:  This program will provide contact hours to RNs & LPNs attending the program.  Attendance from 11:00 am through 1:30 pm is required to earn Contact Hours.  A copy of the completed Continuing Education Certificate must also be submitted.  The presenters and program planners have no conflict of interest in regard to this workshop.  No commercial support has been provided for this program.

Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  (OBN-001-91)  (OH -157, 4/1/2019)       

To Register

         Online:  CLICK HERE

           Print:   Registration Form

             Fax:   (614) 899-0192

Send your completed registration form with payment to:
                       1105 Schrock Road, Suite 120
                       Columbus, OH 43229

Home Care & Hospice March on Washington

March 20-22, 2017


OCHCH Hits The Hill For Annual Home Care and Hospice March on Washington (March 20-22, 2017) 

Join the National Association for Home Care and Hospice and OCHCH as leaders and supporters of home care, hospice and palliative care gather in the nation’s capital to make our voices heard. No experience is needed, and advocates will be assigned to a group with an experienced leader. Bringing employees and staff members is highly encouraged!


Monday events and Tuesday breakfast will be held at the Frederick Douglas Museum just blocks from the U.S. Capital, 320 A Street, NE, Washington, D.C. OCHCH staff will schedule meetings with Ohio Congressional delegation.  We invite you to attend one, two, or all three days of the March.

Monday, March 20

The 2017 March on Washington kicks off with a legislative briefing by OCHCH staff and scheduled meetings with Ohio's federal legislators. In the afternoon there will be a Washington Update panel discussion featuring NAHC leadership and political experts on the critical issues affecting home care and hospice.

  • 10:00 a.m. - OCHCH staff will meet with providers for legislative briefing
  • 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. - Scheduled Meetings with Congress
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m. – March on Washington Reception (meet and greet)
  • 5:00-7:00 p.m. – Washington Update Panel

On Tuesday, March 21, we will gather in the morning to march on Capitol Hill for private meetings with senators and representatives to ask their support. There will be NAHC Staff at the Frederick Douglass Museum all day to debrief with after your day on the hill. If you are planning on departing this evening, there will be space there to leave your luggage while you are meeting with your elected officials.

  • 8:00-9:30 a.m. – Kick-Off Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – Scheduled Meetings with Congress

For those staying through Wednesday, March 22, we will start our day with meet-and-greet with Ohio Senator Rob Portman. Each week the senator hosts a constituent coffee reception for any Ohioan who is in Washington. Following the coffee, we will continue meeting with Ohio's congressional delegation to ask their support. We anticipate completing our meetings early afternoon.

  • 8:00-9:30 a.m. – Constituent Coffee with U.S. Senator Rob Portman
  • 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Scheduled Meetings with Congress

Registration and Hotels

There is no cost to participate in the March on Washington event, but registration is required. A list of hotels within the area of the Capitol will be available in the near future for you to make a reservation. While there is no official hotel for the event, several OCHCH members will be staying at the Hampton Inn & Suites Washington DC - Navy Yard, which is walking distance or a short cab/Uber ride to the US Capitol Building and the Frederick Douglas Museum where the NAHC reception and briefing will be held.


Weather is expected to be cold, so dress accordingly. Business attire is recommended for all events. Please wear comfortable shoes since you'll be walking all over the Capitol!


Contact John Stacy, Director of Advocacy and Communications, at john@ochch.org or call (614) 885-0434 x204.

Register Online:      Click Here


PAC Regional Teams

OCHCH-PAC is your voice for home care and hospice issues in Ohio. The PAC team is based on regions to better connect with elected officials across the state. Please contact us at pac@ochchpac.org to find out about local events in your area. 

Region Map Rev 3.15

 Area Region   Geographical Zone
 Central  1

Bellefontaine / Columbus / Lancaster / Newark / Marion / Zanesville

Northeast  2

Akron / Ashtabula / Cleveland / Wooster / Youngstown

Southwest  3

Cincinnati / Dayton / Wilmington

 Northwest  4

Bowling Green / Lima / Mansfield / Toledo / Van West

 Southeast  5 Athens / Cambridge / Gallipolis








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Top PAC Supporters

(As of February 1, 2017)

  • Deb Albaugh, Union Hospital Home Health
  • Lulu Munoz, Pro Health Care Services
  • Wanda Stackpole, Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Debra Studer, Interim HealthCare
  • Michael Vallee, Ohio Valley Home Health, Inc
  • David Walsh, Hospice of Southwest Ohio

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OCHCH Political Action Committee Members

  • David Tramontana, CEO Home Care by Black Stone, Chair
  • Susan Morrison, Home Health by Windsor
  • Karen Thompson, SOMC Home Health

If you would like to be engage with our political advocacy efforts, please contact John Stacy, Director of Advocacy and Communications at John@ochch.org or call 614-885-0434 x204.