NHPCO seeks to increase access to hospice and palliative care services within diverse communities
The Inclusion and Access 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.
Culturally Sensitive Communications to Enhance Care Delivery: A Resource Guide for Healthcare Professionals – free of charge to members and non-members (we only ask that you share some information with us).
The NHPCO Diversity Advisory Council created Culturally Sensitive Communications to Enhance Care Delivery: A Resource Guide for Healthcare Professionals to offer linguistic considerations to support diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in health, hospice, and palliative care.
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an innovative tele-mentoring program designed to create virtual communities of learners by bringing together healthcare providers and subject matter experts using videoconference technology, brief lecture presentations, and case-based learning, fostering an “all learn, all teach” approach and democratization of knowledge. The 2023 Project ECHO series–Equity Where It Matters–will focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Sessions will take place on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 3pm ET. Register here for the full series.
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)
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. Visit NHPCO’s CaringInfo.org website resource page and search by language.