For Immediate Release
October 31, 2022 

Meeting You Where You Are

(Alexandria, VA) – The beginning of November marks the start of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month (HAPCM). This year’s theme, “meeting you where you are” symbolizes providers meeting patients and their loved ones where they are, be it literally through serving them in the comfort of their own homes, spiritually in tailoring support to their unique beliefs, or emotionally by helping them to understand that choosing hospice does not mean giving up hope or quality of life. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) has materials available online for members to utilize throughout November in recognition of HAPCM.

“The numerous National Hospice and Palliative Care Month activities taking place online and across our members’ communities will raise awareness of the important work being done every single day to care for those living with serious or life-limiting illnesses,” said NHPCO COO and interim CEO, Ben Marcantonio. “This is an impactful opportunity to engage in a national conversation about the importance of serious-illness and end-of-life care that is patient-centered and goal-oriented.”

NHPCO encourages all individuals and organizations to participate in National Hospice and Palliative Care Month’s Social Media Action Day on Friday, November 4, 2022, using the hashtag #HAPCM (guide available for download by NHPCO members only). Members will also find a range of  National Hospice and Palliative Care Month outreach resources online in the Community Outreach Resource section of the website.

For additional information on hospice, palliative care, coping with serious illness, advance care planning and more, please visit NHPCO’s consumer website,

Press Contact: 
Madison Summers 
NHPCO Communications 
Ph: 571-412-3973