About National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the oldest and largest non-profit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end-of-life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones. NHPCO collaborates with other end-of-life organizations. It offers memberships to hospices, palliative care programs, grief/bereavement centers, education and research organizations, foundations, home health agencies, companion services, medical supply companies, pharmaceutical organizations, staffing agencies, software vendors, and healthcare consultants. NHPCO has knowledge of 3,240 operational or planned hospices operating in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam. NHPCO represents over 80 percent of hospices nationwide.