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:
- NHPCO's Facts & Figures on Hospice Care in the U.S. released October 2014
- NHPCO Facts and Figures: Pediatric Palliative Care
- Graph showing patients served
- Graph showing provider growth
- What is Hospice and Palliative Care?
- Key Messages
- Hospice Frequently Asked Questions
- Medicare Hospice Benefit
- Hospice: a Historical Perspective
- Hospice video series
- NHPCO Ethical Statements and Position Statements
Information on NHPCO
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News from NHPCO:
- Affirming the Importance of Hospice Providers Thinking in Terms of Terminal Prognosis (03/30/15)
- IOM “Dying in America” National Action Conference (03/27/15)
- SPEAK UP! Making Sure Your Healthcare Wishes Are Known (03/18/15)
- A Message from Don Schumacher: Thinking in Terms of Terminal Prognosis (03/05/15)
- Collaboration Announced between NHPCO and MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care (02/19/15)
- Renewing the Commitment to Our Nation’s Veterans Facing Serious Illness (02/17/15)
- NHPCO Forms Council to Address Lack of Utilization of Hospice Care in Diverse Communities (02/11/15)
- NHPCO Launches New Consulting Service – NHPCO Edge (01/21/15)
- NHPCO Welcomes New Board Chair for 2015 (01/06/14)
- Basketball Star Lauren Hill Shares her Hospice Story (12/23/14)
- Celebrating One More Christmas at Home with Hospice (12/22/14)
- Comfort is Within Reach with the Help of Hospice Care (12/16/14)
- Moments of Life Campaign Expands Video Collection to Educate Consumers (12/04/14)
Frequently Requested Press Releases from the past:
- JAMA Reports More Research Validates the Benefits of Hospice (November 2014)
- New Research Validates That Hospice Saves Medicare Dollars (March 2013)
- Report in NEJM Shows Patients May Live Longer with Hospice and Palliative Care (August 2010)
- Discussions about EOL Care Reduce Healthcare Costs (March 2009)
- Study from Duke Institute Demonstrates Important Cost Savings of Hospice (November 2007)
Press Release Archive - representative releases of key activities and highlights, by year:
Contact NHPCO’s Communications Department:
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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