Advancing Expert Care Campaign

In January 2014, the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF), and the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC, formerly known as NBCHPN), met in Miami for the first-ever joint strategic planning session of the boards of directors. That meeting resulted in strategic and operational synergies that ultimately led the three organizations to adopt shared mission and vision statements, as well as common pillars of excellence.

Shared Mission

Advancing Expert Care in Serious Illness

Shared Vision

Transforming the Care and Culture of Serious Illness

Pillars of Excellence
Education
Competence
Advocacy
Leadership
Research

By aligning the missions, visions, and pillars of the three organizations, the respective boards positioned the organizations to affect greater change in the delivery of hospice and palliative care than each organization could affect individually. Fueled by this strategic alignment, the boards began to discuss long-term strategies that would truly transform the care and culture of serious illness, with a focus on closing the gap in what could be a critical shortage of hospice and palliative professionals. The number of certified hospice and palliative nurses needed to provide care for the aging Baby Boomer population is increasing. Currently there are approximately 12,000 nurses certified by HPCC in hospice and palliative care. The growing gap became a driver for the Advancing Expert Care campaign.

Advancing Expert Care Campaign Goals and Strategies

The goal of the Advancing Expert Care Campaign is to transform the care and culture of serious illness through six core strategies:

  1. Ongoing evaluation and research into the educational needs of hospice and palliative professionals;
  2. The design of programs, courses, and curriculum to advance expert care in serious illness;
  3. Advancing research into best practices of hospice and palliative care, while supporting and developing palliative nurse researchers;
  4. The development of nursing leadership programs at the local and national levels;
  5. Enhancing nursing competence through certification; and
  6. The creation of programs to support and increase the number of nurses and other professionals certified in hospice and palliative care.
Campaign Funding Requirements

The Advancing Expert Care Campaign is a five-year effort with a total campaign budget of $5 million. The campaign has already raised more than $1 million in gifts and pledges and is now seeking corporate partners, individual gifts, and grants to ensure the campaign is able to meet its goal of transforming the care and culture of serious illness.

For more information, please contact the Foundation directly at 412-787-9301 or email info@hpnf.org.

Please remember HPNF in your will and estate planning.

The official registration and financial information of Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999; all others, 717-783-1720. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Help Us Advance Expert Care in Serious Illness

Our goal is to transform the care and culture of serious illness, with a focus on closing the gap in what could be a critical shortage of hospice and palliative professionals needed to care for the aging Baby Boomer population.

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