For Immediate Release:
September 22, 2021

Spanish-language Edition of Inclusion and Access Toolkit Released as Part of National Interdisciplinary Conference

Toolkit Provides Inclusion Strategies for Hospice and Palliative Care Providers

(Alexandria, Va) – As part of efforts to make diversity and equity resources more accessible, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has published its Inclusion and Access Toolkit in Spanish and is releasing this resource free-of-charge as part of its annual Interdisciplinary Conference taking place September 20 – 22, 2021.

This toolkit, originally released in English in 2020, is designed to provide information on basic strategies to promote access to care for communities underserved by hospice and community-based palliative care and provide resources to help promote a culture of inclusion, both for staff as well as patients and families.

The framework of the toolkit is centered around nine topic areas: the business case for inclusion, vision and values, community presence, marketing and public relations, board development, administration, quality assessment and performance improvement, workforce development, and patient and family care services.

“Promoting inclusive and equitable health care is a strategic priority for NHPCO. We want to help all hospice and palliative care providers ensure they are reaching their community and providing appropriate and equitable care to patients and families. Offering this toolkit in Spanish will help more providers in their efforts to hold diversity and inclusion as an imperative and best practice,” said NHPCO President & CEO Edo Banach.

This toolkit is aimed at supporting all providers in their efforts to build a framework and sustainable yet flexible model for inclusion and access in their organization. It is available to all at no cost.

Download the Spanish translation of the Inclusion and Access Toolkit.

To see more of NHPCO’s resources, including outreach guides, visit

Learn more about palliative care and coping with serious illness on NHPCO’s consumer-focused website


Jon Radulovic
NHPCO Communications
Ph: 571-412-3973