Diversity Advisory Council
NHPCO’s Diversity Advisory Council provides information, guidance and technical expertise to NHPCO and its members related to serving diverse populations with the goal of increasing access to universal hospice and palliative care services for those who are underserved.
The Council participates in helping to set the direction of NHPCO’s efforts to support provider members as they expand and continue their efforts to increase access for diverse populations, assist with the development of resources/tools related to serving diverse populations and offer recommendations regarding presenters and content for education. Meets monthly.
Expectations of Council Service
Council members are expected to:
- Participate actively in a majority of council meetings/functions. Most NHPCO councils meet by teleconference, and many meet monthly. Materials should be read prior to the next council meeting. Council members are asked to notify the staff liaison if they will not be available for a conference call or meeting. See Standing Council Attendance Expectations below.
- Meet deadlines agreed upon by the council. Council work often includes drafting materials for monographs, surveys, position papers, articles, etc.
- Answer questions regarding council work from NHPCO members. NHPCO staff will often refer member questions regarding council work to council members.
- Present/participate in educational sessions and forums.
- Work with the NHPCO staff and council chair to complete the council's work plan. Each year the councils agree to work on major projects over the year according to the priorities for the organization.
- Notify the staff liaison of changes in contact information.
Council members are strongly encouraged to attend NHPCO events; however it is the member’s responsibility to assume any related travel expenses. NHPCO councils generally meet at the NHPCO conferences. NHPCO does not pay for travel-related expenses for council members.
Sarah Meltzer, Senior Manager, Access Programs