Strategic Partnerships

HPNA partners with likeminded organizations to advance advocacy initiatives on our collective policy issues.

National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care (NCHPC)

The NCHPC, formerly known as the Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition, was founded in 2001 by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to create a mutually beneficial framework for shared organizational activities. With the addition of the Association of Professional Chaplains, Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), the National Palliative Care Research Center (NCPRC), and the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network (SWHPN), the NCHPC is designed to focus on common goals while recognizing that each organization has its own unique goals that it may choose to pursue independently.

The goals of the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care (NCHPC) are to:

  • present a united voice to the public on behalf of providers who care for patients and families living with chronic, debilitating, and life-limiting illness,
  • to enhance communication and cooperation among member organizations,
  • to coordinate activities to improve care,
  • to advocate on behalf of patients and families, and
  • to champion public policy and regulatory initiatives. 


Pediatric Palliative Care Task Force

HPNA participates in the Pediatric Palliative Care Task Force through the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care. The Task Force has identified three key priorities to advancing the field of pediatric palliative care to enhance and increase children's access to high-quality pediatric palliative care services. 


The Nursing Community

HPNA actively participates in the advocacy activities of The Nursing Community. The Nursing Community is a forum for national professional nursing associations to build consensus and advocate on a wide spectrum of healthcare and nursing issues, including practice, education, and research. Collectively, The Nursing Community is comprised of 58 national nursing organizations that represent over 850,000 practicing nurses, nursing students, and nursing faculty.


The National Quality Forum

HPNA is a proud member of The National Quality Forum (NQF). NQF's membership includes a wide variety of healthcare stakeholders, including consumer organizations, public and private purchasers, physicians, nurses, hospitals, accrediting and certifying bodies, supporting industries, and healthcare research and quality improvement organizations. The breadth and diversity of its membership allows NQF to be well positioned to maintain a constant drumbeat for healthcare quality.



HPNA works with the 33 other members of the Patient Quality of Life Coalition (PQLC) to advance the interests of patients and families facing serious illness by promoting public policy to improve and expand access to high-quality palliative care. 


Professional Certification Coalition

The Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC) is a member of the Professional Certification Coalition (PCC). The PCC advances the best interests of those who use or rely on professional certification - such as employers, reimbursors, and the general public - as well as individual professionals themselves who achieve professional certification status.