NCP Stakeholder Summit (2017)

NCP Stakeholder Strategic Directions Summit

The National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care’s National Consensus Project hosted a Stakeholder Strategic Directions Summit in Chicago, IL, June 29-30, 2017.

The purpose of this invite-only Summit was to bring together key national organizations to discuss and define essential elements of quality primary and specialty palliative care services in the community.  Utilizing the NCP Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 3rd edition (2013) as a framework, the Summit’s agenda focused on eliciting input from national stakeholder organizations to begin the work of creating the 4th edition of the NCP Guidelines that is scheduled for publication Fall 2018.

A Summary Report of the Summit is available to DOWNLOAD

Thank you to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for their funding and support of this Summit and the future NCP Guidelines.


Stakeholder Organizations who participated in the NCP Summit:

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM)

American Cancer Society (ACS)

American Health Care Association (AHCA)

Association of Professional Chaplains (APC)

Cambia Health Solutions

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC)

Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP)

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)

HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN)

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA)


Long-Term Quality Alliance (LTQA)

National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC)

National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA)

National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC)

National Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Collaborative (NPHPCC)

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)

Physician Assistants in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (PAHPM)

Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists

Supportive Care Coalition

The Pew Charitable Trusts

Alzheimer’s Association

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)

American Geriatrics Society (AGS)

American Medical Group Association (AMGA)

Blue Shield of California

Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)

Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC)

Discern Health

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF)

LEAD Coalition (Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease)

National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC)

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF)

National Quality Forum (NQF)

ProHEALTH Care, an Optum Company

Social Workers Hospice and Palliative Care Network (SWHPN)

The Joint Commission (TJC)

Visiting Nurse Associations of America/Elevating Home (VNAA)

This was a great event both in terms of the particular project at hand and in terms of building community across lots of stakeholders who are very seldom if ever in the same room. – Summit Participant Feedback

Very well planned and executed. Productive use of everyone’s time. Objectives and expectations exceeded. Hearing about everyone’s work and commitment was inspiring. – Summit Participant Feedback.

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