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Access, Outreach

Opening access to everyone in your community requires a commitment to inclusion and a strategic approach to meeting the specific needs of those in the communities you serve. The resources below will help providers improve access to end-of-life care through a variety of program development, education, outreach and marketing strategies.

Inclusion and Access Toolbox This publication is a collection of suggestions and successes based on the thoughts and experiences of hospice providers in many settings throughout the United States.

Continuum of Care

  • NHPCO's Continuum of Care Assessment is designed to walk your organization through a process of determining the types of services available to people in your community and the settings in which they are offered. The Excel Workbook guides you through an 8 step process to guide your organization through this process.
  • Hospice in the Care Continuum – A compendium of articles from NewsLine that demonstrate some of the ways providers are engaging and expanding the care continuum in communities across the country.

Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care

NHPCO is committed to improving access to hospice and palliative care for children and their families - both nationally and internationally.

Inclusion and Access Toolbox

The Toolbox is designed to give you new tools and resources to create an inclusive hospice organization.  Foundations of inclusive care are described in each chapter to help you meet the needs of your unique communities.


NHPCO’s Diversity Initiative seeks to increase access to hospice and palliative care services within diverse communities, especially African Americans, Latinos and other communities of color.  

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Veterans can receive hospice care through the Veteran’s Administration. The VA can purchase hospice services from community providers, including hospice care provided at home or in an institution as an inpatient.