The new Hospice & Palliative Care License Plate debuts on July 1, 2022.

Colorado drivers will now have another license plate option.  During the most recent legislative session that ended in early May, the state legislator passed a law creating a new hospice and palliative care license plate intended to raise awareness of this important health care for people facing serious illness.

You can show your support for hospice and palliative care workers and families how have been touched by this valuable care by placing the new plate on your vehicle (motorcycles included). A portion of the cost will benefit the Colorado Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, a nonprofit that supports hospice education.

“Hospice and palliative care workers are heroes, bringing comfort, support and presence to individuals and families facing an often-difficult journey,” said Care Synergy President and CEO Tim Bowen.

Bowen testified in support of the bill at its first hearing in the House Transportation and Local Government Committee this past March.

“There are too many Coloradans who get hospice care much too late,” said Bowen. “The purpose of this opportunity is to help fund education and awareness throughout the state to provide better access and more timely access to care.”

The proceeds from the special license plates will fund awareness and education initiatives including professional development for health care workers who support hospice and palliative care patients, as well as public campaigns aimed at connecting more families and their loved ones with end-of-life care.

Care Synergy is thankful to the bill’s sponsors for their efforts to help more Coloradans receive expert, compassionate care during a life-limiting illness.

After July 1, visit the Homecare and Hospice Association of Colorado at www.homecarehospicecolorado.org/ for more information.  You do not have to be an HHAC member or work at a hospice to have the Hospice & Palliative Care License Plate.

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