Palliative Care Overview
Palliative care is patient and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering. Palliative care throughout the continuum of illness involves addressing physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual needs and to facilitate patient autonomy, access to information and choice.
2020 Palliative Care Needs Survey Report
This is the second report released by NHPCO to find out more about the services that programs are providing, the challenges they face, and ways that NHPCO can support the development and sustainability of community-based palliative care. Download the 2018 Palliative Care Needs Survey Report.
Palliative Care Membership
Learn more about NHPCO’s palliative care level of membership and available benefits.
In This Section
NHPCO has created toolkits exclusively for members that are focused on community-based palliative care and innovative models of relevance to the field.Learn more →
Once a month, members of NHPCO’s Palliative Care Advisory Council host office hours via Zoom for members who have questions about community-based palliative care.Learn more →
Resources from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.Learn more →
Palliative care is patient and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering.Learn more →
Links to helpful resources from both NHPCO and with external organizations offering useful tools.Learn more →
FAQs about MACRA from the National Coaltion for Hospice and Palliative Care.Learn more →
Information on certification and accreditation for organizations and professionals.Learn more →
There are a number of opportunities for in person and virtual professional development.Learn more →
The playbook is a comprehensive resource that includes business case examples, job descriptions, budgets, documentation templates, metrics, competencies, and much more.Learn more →
A library of papers and PowerPoint presentations, for members, on a wide range of topics on community based palliative care.Learn more →
Resources to help improve access to hospice and palliative care for children and their families.Learn more →