Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Coalition Forms New Equity & Inclusion Workgroup

Addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues within our field is a top priority for the Coalition team, members, and stakeholders. Coalition Board and membership conversations as well as our current strategic planning process have further stressed the need to revise our Vision, Mission, Principles & Values and Strategic Priorities through a DEI lens.

There are diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues specific to palliative care and end-of-life care. What is ours to do?

- Coalition Stakeholder Interviewee

The Coalition is pleased to announce our new Coalition Equity & Inclusion Workgroup that will serve to advise, recommend, and take specific action on regulatory, legislative, quality, workforce, research, and other issues related to DEI. This workgroup will specifically discuss questions, comments, and concerns re: DEI efforts within the hospice and palliative care field and share best practices among the Coalition member organizations. More details will be provided in our next issue of the Coalition Edition.

Coalition Members DEI Resources 

Below is a list of resources created by Coalition Members to help us and those in our field learn and self-reflect on issues surrounding health and racial equity. This list is an ongoing effort by the Coalition to provide a hub for tools and resources to help our field learn, challenge ourselves, and have the hard conversations with our peers groups, our colleagues and within our institutions.

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine (AAHPM)
Diversity Equity & Inclusion

Catholic Health Association (CHA)
Diversity and Disparities Overview

Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)
Project Equity
Achieving Health Equity Toolkit
Equitable Access to Quality Palliative Care for Black Patients: A National Scan of Challenges and Opportunities
Palliative in Practice Blog | Health Equity

National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) 

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
Diversity – Tools and Resources
Inclusion and Access Toolbox

Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network (SWHPN)

Statement from the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care On Racism and the Killing of George Floyd

The National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care condemns the senseless killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis law enforcement and others who have lost their lives simply because of the color of their skin. All 13 organizations within the Coalition unanimously support the Coalition statement pledging to work together to take specific antiracist action to address ongoing racism in society; and address implicit and unconscious bias within hospice and palliative care delivery and the profession itself. READ MORE…


Coalition Member Organization Statements:

Coalition Urges New Biden Administration to Rescind Executive Order Re: Diversity Training
 AAHPM’s Statement on Racism in Healthcare
 APC Statement Regarding George Floyd and Racial Injustice in America
 CAPC Statement on Racial Injustice
 CAPC Letter to the Field on Recent Events
 HPNA Promotes Resources for the Collaboration with the Public in the Protection of Human Rights
 NHPCO Statement in Response to Acts of Racism and Violence and Need to Address Structural Racism and Health Inequities in the U.S
 It Starts With Us: SWHPN Statement on Racism and Structural Inequities in Hospice and Palliative Social Work

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