MALTCP Advocacy Projects

* Participate in AMDA's "Futures Program" which provides stipends to medical students/residents/fellows to attend conferences relevant to long term care

* Serve on AMDA committees that advocate for physicians and practitioners in long term care

* Worked in partnership with the Missouri End of Life Coalition, nursing homes, hospice and DHSS to develop guidelines for End of Life Care in nursing facilities.

* MALTCP members currently educate surveyors and providers regarding guideline implementation.

* FENCE (Furthering Education for Nurses Who Care for the Eldery) Co-chaired a multi-disciplinary task force that developed an educational course for LPNs in long term care. The course included geriatric syndromes, pharmacology, management & communication issues, legal & ethical concerns and administrative training.

* Track bills in Missouri legislature.

* Coordinate and assist members to lobby for important long term care legislation.