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Press Room

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end-of-life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.

News and Information on Hospice and Palliative Care:

Information on NHPCO

NHPCO Social Networking Directory – follow us and our affiliates

News from NHPCO:

Key Press Releases from the past:

Press Release Archive - representative releases of key activities and highlights, by year:

2011 Press Releases  |  2012 Press Releases   |   2013 Press Releases

Contact NHPCO’s Communications Department:

Anita Brikman
Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications
Ph: 703-837-3154
Cell: 202-263-9640

More Information
NHPCO offers free resources on a variety of end-of-life issues to people via our Caring Connections Web site and HelpLine. To help people learn more about these issues or to find a hospice, palliative care or other local resources, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization encourages media outlets and other organizations to cite or link to these public resources:

  • Caring Connections Web site: www.caringinfo.org – offers detailed consumer-oriented information on end-of-life issues including caregiving, advance care planning, pain, grief, hospice, palliative care and financial issues. Free state-specific advance directives and consumer resources are available to download.
  • HelpLine: 800/658-8898– staff available to answer questions, find local end-of-life resources, offer support or send free brochures or advance directives.
  • NHPCO's online 'Find a Provider'- provides a free searchable database of member hospices, palliative care providers, coalitions and other resources.
  • Brochures and resources: Individual copies of these consumer resources are available free of charge via www.caringinfo.org or by calling the HelpLine.

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