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

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.

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 Toolbox

The Toolbox is designed to give you tools and resources to create an inclusive hospice organization. Foundations of inclusive care are described in each chapter to help you meet the needs of your unique communities.

As you study this guide, you’ll find practical examples from hospice practitioners to help you:

      • Recruit and retain a diverse workforce
      • Promote your services to diverse communities
      • Provide culturally-relevant care to diverse communities
      • Develop and work with a diverse board
      • Implement quality assurance and improvement activities to improve diversity initiatives

Preview the Inclusion and Access Toolbox, featuring the Business Case for Inclusion and excerpts from each chapter.

This toolbox is a collection of suggestions and successes based on the thoughts and experiences of hospice providers in many settings throughout the United States. A diverse range of populations reflecting many variables are highlighted.

Order your copy of the Toolbox from NHPCO’s Marketplace.

Outreach Guides

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.