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Outreach Tools

Community Outreach Tools and Resources

The following materials are available for members to use in outreach, some are for specific events but most of them can be used and adapted throughout the year.

Outreach Materials for Throughout the Year:

  • Ad Slick Collection & Logos – high-resolution ad slicks (PDFs) in assorted sizes, including print-ready poster-sized that you can adapt and customize; these reflect the Moments of Life outreach theme and are not date or event specific.
  • Article Collection – a selection of articles to be used or adapted for your needs for newsletters, websites, releases or other resources.
  • "Five Ways Hospice Can Help" listicle article – an article with companion graphic images.
  • PowerPoint Presentations – on hospice, palliative care and advance care planning; to be used or adapted for your community outreach efforts.
  • Social Media - Celebrate by tweeting, posting and pinning pictures and graphics.
  • Media Templates and Background Info – Suggested Word documents that members may customize and documents providing background information.
  • PSA # 1 – “Moments of Life” – help with NHPCO’s national PSA outreach efforts.
  • PSA #2 “Family Picnic” – use this PDF to help get broadcast time in your local community for our second PSA. 

Specific Outreach Events

  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, November 2016. The theme this year is “Know Your Options!”  Materials will be available later this summer.  The materials from November 2015 are still available. 
  • National Volunteer Week - "Celebrating Volunteers" is the theme for Volunteer Week, April 10 – 16, 2016.
  • National Healthcare Decisions Day – An annual national outreach event on April 16, NHDD raises awareness of advance care planning.
  • Memorial Day Social Media Resources – honor and remember those who served our country.
  • World Hospice and Palliative Care Day – celebrate with NHPCO on October 10, 2015 by helping dispel the myths about hospice palliative care, online and in social media!
  • Veterans Day Social Media Resources – November 11, a day to raise awareness of the way we honor our veterans.
  • Pain Awareness Month – providers may want to do outreach in September during Pain Awareness Month. NHPCO’s CaringInfo offers LIVE without Pain campaign materials. 
  • Hospice Sabbath – a suggested service, ideas, and readings for a non-denominational service of remembrance, often hosted during National Hospice and Palliative Care Month in November.

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