The End-of-Life Doula (EOLD) Advisory Council provides information and resources to NHPCO, its members, affiliated organizations, and the general public to promote awareness and understanding of the end-of-life doula role.

The Council application is open until September 30, 2020.

It also educates those constituents on the benefits of doulas for dying people and their families, guides them on incorporating doulas into existing services, and informs them on how they can access outside doula providers.  

As part of its mandate, the Council will create presentations for NHPCO events; webinars for members and consumers; written materials, and website resources.

In an effort to measure the impact of including doulas in end of life care, the Council also makes recommendations for research projects that can produce quantitative and qualitative results.

This is a working Council that requires 4-5 hours of your time monthly to participate in projects. In addition, there is a one-hour meeting each month. 

What are End of Life Doulas? Read more here.

Exploring the End of Life Doula Role  –  a helpful article.
End of Life Doula Advisory Council Webinar – September 19, 2019

Full Council member expectations can be found in the Guidelines for Committees and Councils.

Membership affiliation:
Any employee or volunteer of a Provider, Palliative Care, State, or Associate member of NHPCO is eligible to serve on a Committee or Council.Individuals must meet the membership eligibility requirement based on the membership status of their employer. Individuals not belonging to one of these categories may be eligible to serve on a Council upon approval by NHPCO’s Leadership. NHPCO membership information is available at or by calling NHPCO’s Solutions Center at 800/646-6460.