As a coalition, our members work side-by-side to be the voice at a national level on issues that matter to the interdisciplinary field of palliative care and hospice. Our members represent providers who work in multiple settings to advance serious illness care that include physicians, physician associates, nurses, social workers, chaplains, pharmacists, and researchers.

Our members at the NCHPC coalition develop consensus-based actions and recommendations to ensure all patients, families, and caregivers have equitable access to quality hospice and palliative care.    

We focus on key issues such as advocacy, quality, workforce, payment, and research at a national level to positively promote palliative care as well as hospice care provided by the interdisciplinary teams (IDT) of physicians, physicians associates, nurses, social workers, chaplains, pharmacists, and researchers.

The NCHPC endorses the following bipartisan federal legislation:


Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th edition

Create a blueprint for excellence by establishing a comprehensive foundation for gold-standard palliative care, including evidence-based processes and practices for providing safe and reliable high-quality care for all people living with serious illness, regardless of their diagnosis, prognosis, age or where they live or receive care.


Members of the Coalition share a common vision for the highest quality of care for people facing serious illness and a professional community that supports one another and strives to make access and innovation commonplace within and outside of organizations.

Ben Marcantonio, MS, MEd, LMFT
Board Member At Large

COO and Interim CEO, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

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