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“Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.”
- Maya Angelou

Message from our Executive Director

Our Coalition is enormously proud of all the hospice and palliative care professionals on the front lines caring for COVID-19 patients and all seriously ill patients at risk for COVID-19.  This pandemic has changed the way hospice and palliative care is delivered, there is no escaping that fact. However, the critical skills inherent to the profession, pain and symptom management, and effective communication to patients and families are now more important than ever. To quote my friend and colleague, Joe Rotella, MD, Chief Medical Officer, AAHPM, despite the lack of touch and face to face meetings, “the caring doesn’t stop”

Our goal with this special issue is to highlight the free COVID-19 resources that have been created by each of our member organizations to provide guidance to anyone caring for people with serious illness and their families during this pandemic. A detailed list of all the interdisciplinary resources available from each organization is located on a specific Coalition webpage.

Of special note is our upcoming free virtual COVID-19 Town Hall in the ‘Special Announcement’ section below. 

We appreciate the dedicated and extraordinary advocacy, education and service our member organizations and their staff are doing to combat this pandemic and provide as many resources as possible to health care professsionals on the front lines. The Coalition will continue to post more resources on our COVID-19 webpage as they become available.

We wish each of you good health and please stay safe,

Amy Melnick, MPA
Executive Director
National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care

COVID-19 Town Hall:
Conversation with Coalition Leaders
April 2, 11:30-12:30 ET

The Coalition is sponsoring a free virtual Town Hall with national hospice and palliative care leaders to discuss COVID-19 field response, address top concerns and answer key questions from professionals in the field.

Moderator: Joe Rotella, MD, Chief Medical Officer, AAHPM
Panelists: Diane Meier, Director, CAPC, Edo Banach, NHPCO, CEO Ginger Marshall, CEO, HPNA, Allie Shukraft, Chair, SWPHN

  • Explain how national Coalition leaders are addressing the current impact of the pandemic on hospice and palliative care providers and what may lie ahead.
  • Apply the latest information on the pandemic and associated policy and legislative changes to make hospice and palliative care programs as effective and safe as possible.
REGISTER HERE (Note: Registration/space is limited.)
The Coalition created a  COVID-19 Resources webpage, that combines helpful
links, fact sheets and other resources that have been created by our member organizations to provide information and guidance to the field on the outbreak of COVID-19. Below are specific links of each Coalition member organization that will direct you to their respective COVID-19 webpage and resources.
Other helpful COVID-19 resources include:
  • Follow #pallicovid hashtag on Twitter, and #pedpccovid (for pediatrics)
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