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Rural Hospice and Palliative Care – Organizations

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
Represents healthcare providers specializing in hospice and palliative medicine. Includes a special interest group on rural, as well as a listserv, which addresses issues such as conditions and challenges common to rural hospices, regional and local variations, the role of the Medicare Hospice Benefit in rural hospice care, and the difficulties in staffing and funding rural programs.
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Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)
Provides tools, training, technical assistance to clinicians caring for people with serious illnesses. Includes articles on providing hospice and palliative care in rural areas.
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Hospice Foundation of America (HFA)
Provides end-of-life care and bereavement resources for professionals, patients, and families. Funds research about hospice care, supports specific hospice and grief initiatives, and financially assists hospice providers in times of disaster.
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National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC)
Represents over 33,000 home care and hospice organizations, as well as over 2 million nurses, therapists, aides, and other caregivers who provide in-home services throughout the U.S. Provides a list of all state associations.
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National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
Represents hospice and palliative care programs and professionals throughout the United States. Co-sponsor of the toolkit titled Providing Hospice and Palliative Care in Rural and Frontier Areas.
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Last Reviewed: 6/4/2024