Professional Resources for Agencies
General Agency Resources
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
An international organization of physicians dedicated to the advancement of hospice and palliative medicine (formerly the Academy of Hospice Physicians).
A non-profit organization that promotes human dignity as America ages, with emphasis on improved care for those near the end of life.
Americans for Better Care of the Dying
An organization dedicated to social, professional, and policy reform to improve care for patients with serious illness and their families
Partnership for Caring: America’s Voices for the Dying
A national non-profit organization devoted to raising consumer expectations and demand for excellent end-of-life care.
An organization with the mission to understand and transform the culture and experience of dying and bereavement through initiatives in research, scholarship, the humanities, and the arts, and to foster innovations in the provision of care, public education, professional education, and public policy.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The largest nonprofit membership organization representing U.S. hospice and palliative care programs and professionals.
Hospice Association of America
A national organization representing hospice programs and an affiliate of the National Association for Home Care (NAHC).
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
A national organization representing hospice nurses.
Promotes the hospice concept of care through education, such as their annual national bereavement teleconference.
A multidisciplinary educational and scientific organization dedicated to serving people in pain.
Sponsored by the Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation, this site has information on pain control for both the professional and the consumer, including a library of articles and abstracts.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
The official site of the for the Federal agency overseeing the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
An educational brochure that describes Medicare services provided by hospice, published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Joint Commission on Accreditation for Health Care Organizations (JCAHO)
Responsible for accrediting hospice programs.
Brain Injury Association of Missouri
An organization with the mission to reduce the incidence of brain injury; to promote acceptance, independence, productivity of persons with brain injury; and to support their families