Coalition Welcomes New Member: National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) 

April 10, 2023 


Contact: Amy Melnick, Executive Director  

Our Coalition is excited to announce the addition of the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) as a new member of the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care (Coalition.) The Coalition enables member organizations to cooperate, communicate, and collaborate as a unified national voice on key issues affecting patients, families, and caregivers with serious illness. With the addition of NPHI, the Coalition gains a vital new voice in the hospice and palliative care community.  

“The Coalition is delighted to welcome NPHI into the Coalition as a new member and strategic partner. We share NPHI’s focus on putting the patient and family first and the recognition that collaboration is key to success in the public policy process. These are the two ‘north stars’ for our Coalition,” said Amy Melnick, MPA, Executive Director, Coalition.  

“NPHI is thrilled to officially join the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care” said NPHI President Carole Fisher. “At a time of tremendous upheaval and market evolution for the hospice and palliative care community, it’s critically important that non-profit organizations have a seat at the table. That’s why NPHI was drawn to the Coalition and their mission to convene the field, advocate for equitable policies and improved health outcomes, establish best practices, and share resources. The NPHI team and our members look forward to working collaboratively with the Coalition and its member organizations to protect, preserve, and enhance end-of-life care for all individuals while ensuring the long-term sustainability of community-based, safety-net providers.” 

The Coalition is committed to working together by convening the field, advocating for equitable health care policies and promoting and sharing best practices and resources. With 13 national organizations, the Coalition members areleaders in the interdisciplinary hospice and palliative care field and represent thousands of health care providers and diverse interdisciplinary teams including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, chaplains, pharmacists, and researchers. Our combined membership of the Coalition shares the vision that all patients, families, and caregivers should have equitable access to quality hospice and palliative care. 

About NPHI: 

“The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) is a membership organization of not-for-profit, community-integrated, safety-net, hospice and palliative care providers dedicated to ensuring patients and their families have access to care that reflects their individual goals, values and preferences. Our commitment to our patients is at the bedside, not the boardroom. Representing providers across the nation, NPHI and its members help design more innovative and effective models of care, advocate for comprehensive and community-integrated care customized to meet each person’s unique needs, and build collaboration between national thought leaders, decision-makers, and other healthcare stakeholders to improve hospice care.” 

Coalition Member Organizations 

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) 

Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) 

Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) 

HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN) 

Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) 

National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) 

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) 

National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC) 

National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) 

Palliative Care Quality Collaborative (PCQC 

Physician Assistants in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (PAHPM) 

Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network (SWHPN) 

Society of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacists (SPPCP) 

About the Coalition: 

Our Coalition membership represents providers and the interdisciplinary team (IDT) in the hospice and palliative care field who work in multiple settings to improve serious illness care that includes:  

  • 4500+ Hospice providers 
  • 3000+ Palliative Care providers 
  • Physicians, Physician Assistants, Researchers 
  • Nurses (Advance Practice, RN, LPN, CNA) 
  • Professional Chaplains and spiritual care providers 
  • Social Workers 
  • Pharmacists, Other allied professionals 

Want to learn more about becoming a member of the Coalition? By becoming an organizational member, your national organization will join others who are committed to improving care and access to hospice and palliative care for all patients and families living with serious illness. 

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