The Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association Stands Against Racism, Hate and Violence

As a public-benefit organization, OHPCA’s vision is a world where Oregonians facing serious illness have access to high quality hospice and palliative care as they near the end of life. We expect that every life be valued and respected and we believe in care without barriers.

The Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association is committed to improving the quality of life for Oregonians at the end of life and supporting the hospice and palliative care organizations that provide care.  The OHPCA is committed to promoting equity and reducing the adverse impact of racism and improving the health and well-being of all people living with serious illness, their families, and the healthcare professionals who care for them.

We support policies that address health disparities and inequities in our healthcare system that adversely affect vulnerable populations. The OHPCA is actively working on identifying key areas in which these disparities impact end-of-life care in Oregon and actions to take within our organization. We cannot let racism and disparities in care go unchecked; we are here to support a more just, equitable culture and system for all.

The Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association is a statewide public benefit organization helping to ensure Oregonians have access to high quality hospice and palliative care as they near the end of life.

The Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association is committed to improving the quality of life for Oregonians at the end of life and supporting the hospice and palliative care organizations that provide care. The Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association’s services include public and professional education, advocacy, research, consultation and leadership.

Save the Date

  • September 29, 2021: OHPCA Board of Directors meeting, 9-10:30a
  • October 19-November 23: In This Together – Supporting Children and Families In Grief fall virtual session scheduled; view flyer HERE.
  • September 26-27, 2022: OHPCA’s annual Professional Practices Exchange in Salem (rescheduled from 2021)

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 What’s New

WSHPCO’s Chelan Conference in October POSTPONED. After much consideration and discussion, the WSHPCO Board of Directors has decided to postpone this conference to a later date. We will be issuing registration refunds to those who have already paid. Please remember to cancel any travel plans you’ve already made and call Campbell’s Resort to cancel your hotel reservation: 800.553.8225. We are disappointed not to be able to meet in person next month, but, in this situation, the risk far outweighs the reward. The health and safety of our health care workers is most important. Thank you for your understanding and support.

In This Together – Supporting Children and Families In Grief fall virtual session scheduled October 19-November 23. View flyer HERE.

Meet the Associate Members of OHPCA. New! A page for and about our Associate members. A place to learn about others that have an interest in or provide services to hospice and palliative care providers. A place to become an Associate Member of OHPCA. Take a look HERE.

CAPC Membership Discount – OHPCA members are eligible to join the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and receive a 15% discount for their first year of CAPC membership! Click HERE for membership information or email membership@capc.org.

Meetings & Calls Schedule

Monthly committee/networking calls for Provider members:

  • QAPI/Regulatory: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 12-1p
  • OHPCA + WSHPCO Inpatient Hospice Directors & Managers: 3rd Tuesday of January, March, May, September, November, 11a-12p
  • OHPCA + WSHPCO Volunteer Coordinators: 2nd Thursday of the month in January, March, May, July, September & November, 2-3p
  • WSHPCO and OHPCA Hospice Medical Directors, 3rd Tuesday of the month, 12-1p
  • OHPCA + WSHPCO Social Justice Workgroup, 1st Tuesday of the month, 12-1p (no meetings in July or August)

OHPCA Board of Directors meet in February, April, June, September and November with Executive Committee meetings monthly.