The National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care (The Coalition) was founded in 2001 by the leading hospice and palliative care organizations to better communicate, coordinate, and collaborate on issues and activities of importance to the interdisciplinary hospice and palliative care field.
The Coalition is now comprised of the ten leading national hospice and palliative care organizations dedicated to advancing care of patients and families living with serious and life-limiting conditions. The organizations that form the Coalition represent more than 5,000 physicians and researchers, 11,000 nurses, 5,000 professional chaplains, 5,000 social workers, 1,600 palliative care programs, and over 5,000 hospice programs and related personnel, caring for millions of patients and families with serious illness and those at the end of life. Our combined membership represents the interdisciplinary hospice and palliative care team which is patient and family-centered. The goals of the Coalition / NCHPC are the following:
- To coordinate and communicate a shared vision to the public about the importance of high quality palliative care in multiple settings including hospice, hospitals, and in the community.
- To educate the public and policy makers about the need for high quality palliative care for those patients and families diagnosed with serious illness and the need for high quality hospice care for those at the end of life.
- To collaborate on public policies to improve the care of seriously ill patients and their families.
- To facilitate the National Consensus Project‘s efforts to establish and implement high quality palliative care guidelines in all settings.
- American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
- Association for Professional Chaplains (APC)
- Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)
- Health Care Chaplaincy Network (HCCN)
- Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA)
- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
- National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC)
- Physician Assistants in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (PAPHM)
- Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network (SWHPN)
- Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists (SPCP)