Friday, October 30, 2009

National Hospice/Palliative Care Month

November is National Hospice/Palliative Care Month. This year’s theme, Preserving a legacy…treasuring memories, reminds us that every person we care for is a unique individual with a lifetime of experiences, relationships and gifts to share. Hospice and palliative care community honor patients and families and support them during the journey at life’s end.

Materials & Resources for NHPCO Members
A variety of outreach materials have been created for NHPCO members and coalitions to use during Hospice/Palliative Care Month and all year long. Visit access all available resources.

NHPCO and Caring Connections offer the following informational articles that may be used to help inform audiences about the importance of quality end-of-life care.

Collection of Articles
NHPCO offers the following articles to those who may wish to learn more or to use them in hospice outreach and educational efforts.

Hospice Facts and Figures
NHPCO’s research team has just released updated Facts & Figures about hospice care in the U.S.

NHPCO’s Marketplace
The Marketplace offers a range of products inspired by the National Hospice/Palliative Care Month quilt. Download the Marketplace hospice/palliative care merchandise flyer (PDF) or contact Marketplace at 1-800-646-6460.

Additional Information for the Public
NHPCO’s Caring Connections offers a wide range of helpful information about hospice, palliative care, advance care planning, dealing with pain, family caregiving, grief and more. Brochures and fact sheets are available at no charge. Additional materials for organizations and community coalitions working to educate the public and their communities about end of life care is also available free of charge. Visit or call the HelpLine at 1-800-658-8898.

Support the Work of NHPCO
The National Hospice Foundation is NHPCO’s affiliate organization that accepts and administers charitable contributions on behalf of the NHPCO and FHSSA. NHF envisions a world where everyone facing serious illness, death, and grief will experience the best that humankind can offer. By making a contribution today to the NHF General Fund, you can help us create that world.

Media Contact for additional information on hospice and palliative care or NHPCO:
Jon Radulovic
Vice President of Communications
Ph: 703-837-3139