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From Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, Evermore is making sure that decision-makers see and understand the significant ramifications families face after a loved one dies.

Our Priorities

#1. BEREAVEMENT RESEARCH SAVES LIVES

Bereavement causes significant health declines, even premature death among some survivors, including bereaved parents, siblings and spouses. Yet, our nation spends little to no funding to support the health of family members in the aftermath. We need to better understand the implications of bereavement and how to prevent associated health outcomes.

#2. MEANINGFUL AND TAILORED SUPPORT PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES

Families from all walks of life, all races, all religions and all pockets of the United States should have access to programs that stabilize families and stem health declines. Losing a child to inner city street violence is different than losing an aging father to suicide in rural America. All families, regardless of wealth, geography, religion, culture, race or cause of death, have different needs and require tailored supports and resources.

#3. QUALITY EDUCATION & RESOURCES FOR PROFESSIONALS

Working with bereaved families before, during and after the death of a loved one takes remarkable resolve and compassion. Whether it is law enforcement, medical staff, first responders or death investigators, professionals need more resources to help families cope with the death, its aftermath and the secondary traumas that may ensue. Resources may include how to provide death notification, transition a rescue attempt to a crime scene or how professionals themselves cope with the stresses, traumas and the emotional intensity of the job. 

 

– ADVOCACY UPDATE –

Evermore attaches bereavement care provision to U.S. budget in the House of Representatives.

In March 2020, for the first time in our nation’s history, bereaved families and professionals from across the United States worked together to add a provision in our nation’s budget. The amendment directs key federal health agencies to report to Congress what activities, if any, they are conducting to advance bereavement care. This effort was advanced by the U.S. House of Representatives and is being considered in the U.S. Senate now.

Act Now!

We need your help.

Millions of American families need your help.

 

Whether a family faces stillbirth, suicide, overdose or homicide, more can – and should – be done to help.

 

Every voice matters. 

Bereavement care in America is broken. Our nation can – and must – do better addressing this invisible public health crisis.

Millions of American families need your help.

Act now and tell Congress that we can do better.

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