The Council of States is a forum of leaders that promotes and enhances quality end-of-life care through state and national activities as a council of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Principal Activities/Focus

      • Strengthen NHPCO and COS members and the relationships between them.
      • Identify key issues that are of concern to NHPCO and/or COS members.
      • Facilitate communication between NHPCO and member state organizations.
      • Assist in the collection, exchange, and dissemination of information on end-of-life issues.
      • Alert NHPCO and COS members to emerging critical issues and work together in crafting solutions.
      • Provide a grass roots arm to extend the reach of NHPCO to the state level and to extend the reach of COS members to NHPCO.
      • Establish vehicles for partnering/partnerships between the states and NHPCO on appropriate projects.
      • Identify and fulfill educational needs of COS members.
      • Participate in the development of NHPCO’s strategic direction, policies, and activities, through Board of Directors and Committee representation.

COS Steering Committee members (coming)

COS Directory (coming)

Committee and Council Service Application