NHPCO seeks to increase access to hospice and palliative care services within diverse communities

Resource Guides

NHPCO’s Diversity Advisory Council

The Council provides information, guidance and technical expertise to NHPCO and its members related to serving diverse communities with the goal of increasing access to universal hospice and palliative care services for those who are underserved. Read more about the Diversity Advisory Council.

Diversity, Access & Inclusion Town Hall from IDC 2020

Position Paper: COVID-19 and Supporting Black Communities at the End of Life, prepared by the NHPCO Diversity Advisory Council (08/24/20)

Inclusion and Access Toolkit

The Toolkit was created by the NHPCO Diversity Advisory Council to give you tools and resources to create an inclusive organization. Some foundations of inclusive care are described in each section to help you better understand the needs of your unique communities. This toolkit includes suggestions based on the experiences of hospice providers in many settings throughout the United States. A diverse range of populations reflecting many variables are highlighted.

Download the Inclusion and Access Toolkit – free of charge to members and non-members (we only ask that you share some information with us).

Consumer Resources

Access consumer brochures available in English, Spanish and Mandarin to support for patients, families, caregivers and others that are planning ahead, caring for a loved one, living with an illness or grieving a loss.