NCHPC Welcomes the American Cancer Society as a New Member

Contact: Jessica Hausauer, Executive Director

The National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care (NCHPC) is excited to welcome the American Cancer Society (ACS) as a new member of the NCHPC coalition. The NCHPC is comprised of 14 national organizations dedicated to improving the care of people living with serious illnesses such as cancer. The NCHPC enables member organizations to cooperate, communicate, and collaborate as a unified voice on key issues affecting patients, families, and caregivers with serious illness. With the addition of ACS, the NCHPC gains an additional distinguished national leader, allowing us to advocate more effectively for the patients, families, and caregivers who are always the intended beneficiaries of our work.

Welcome, ACS! We are stronger and better together.

About the Coalition
The NCHPC has the vision that all patients, families, and caregivers should have equitable access to quality hospice and palliative care. The NCHPC members are committed to working together by convening the field, advocating for equitable health care policies benefiting patients and families, and promoting and sharing best practices and resources. With 14 national organizations, the NCHPC members represent the leaders in the interdisciplinary hospice and palliative care field including the thousands of health care providers who form diverse interdisciplinary teams including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, chaplains, pharmacists, and researchers.

Coalition Member Organizations
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
American Cancer Society (ACS)
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 Associates in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (PAPHM)
Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network (SWHPN)
Society of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacists (SPPCP)

Want to learn more about becoming a member of the NCHPC? 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. If you represent a national organization, email

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