Trailblazing a person-centered healthcare model
As the leading organization representing hospice and palliative care providers, NHPCO works to expand access to a proven person-centered model for healthcare—one that provides patients and their loved ones with comfort, peace, and dignity during life’s most intimate and vulnerable experiences.
Who We Represent
Founded in 1978, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is the nation’s largest membership organization for providers and professionals who care for people affected by serious and life-limiting illness. Its broad community of members includes local hospice and palliative care providers, networks serving large regions of the United States, and individual professionals.
Based in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, NHPCO represents the interests of its members and the general public with legislative advocacy that helps to enhance and expand access to care that addresses holistic health and the well-being of communities. With a staff of experts available to personally guide members through nearly every consideration or business challenge—NHPCO’s team is always there with timely and pragmatic support.
How We Serve & Lead
NHPCO gives ongoing inspiration, practical guidance, and legislative representation to hospice and palliative care providers so they can enrich experiences for patients and ease caregiving responsibilities and emotional stress for families. By providing its members with the essential tools they need to stay current with leading practices, understand policy changes, and improve their quality of care, NHPCO addresses the challenges that providers navigate on a daily basis and offers a wealth of expert knowledge and step-by-step solutions to fill the gaps.
Thousands of healthcare professionals and volunteers in the NHPCO community choose to dedicate themselves to caring for people with serious and life-limiting illnesses because they are skilled in offering compassion and support, are called to serve the whole person, and believe in care without barriers. NHPCO champions these shared values and advances the mission-driven, person-centered and community-oriented model that its members use. By continually demonstrating how this integrated model works and improving on its efficacy, NHPCO positions the field of hospice and palliative care to serve as a beacon for other areas of medicine and caregiving.
Mission / Vision / Values
Mission – To lead and mobilize social change for improved care at the end of life.
Vision – A world where individuals and families facing serious illness, death, and grief will experience the best that humankind can offer.
Values – NHPCO Believes in:
- Service: Engaging Customers
- Respect: Honoring Others
- Excellence: Exceeding Expectations
- Collaboration: Fostering Partnerships
- Stewardship: Managing Resources
Download NHPCO’s Strategic Priorities 2020-2021.
In This Section
NHPCO and its affiliates, the Hospice Action Network and National Hospice Foundation, work closely together to make an impact.Learn more →
Our combined annual reports offer highlights of representative achievements based on the organization’s strategic priorities.Learn more →
Committees and Councils are vital components of NHPCO and its affiliate organizations, providing leadership, technical service and educational assistance to the members and the public.Learn more →
Board of Directors The NHPCO Governance Committee oversees the election process of the Board of Directors from those who are committed to advancing NHPCO’s strategic plan.Learn more →
NHPCO is seeking result-oriented people — talented, strategic, and innovative team players who have an unwavering commitment to excellence in all they do. See what’s available.Learn more →
NHPCO strives to create partnerships that align with your organizational and business goals.Learn more →