Looking for helpful information about hospice, palliative care, advance directives and caregiving? Visit CaringInfo, the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization’s online resource for helping you make informed decisions about care and services.

The Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association (OHPCA) does not provide patient care. If you need immediate hospice or palliative care assistance, please use our Directory to find a care provider near you.

Save the Date

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  • 2024 Webinar Schedule: view available webinars through webinar partner Essential Education Webinar Network HERE.
  • Canceled – April 11-May 16, 2024: Spring session of “In This Together – Supporting Children & Families in Grief”.
  • May 2-3, 2024: OHPCA & WSHPCO “Spring Intensive: Regulatory Update” at the Portland Airport Sheraton. Watch for details.
  • October 21-22, 2024: WSHPCO’s annual “Expanding Dimensions in Hospice & Palliative Care” conference in Chelan, Washington

OHPCA 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.

What’s New

SPRING INTENSIVE REGISTRATION OPEN…The annual regulatory conference of OHPCA & WSHPCO is May 2-3, 2024 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel. Please visit our information and registration page HERE. Book your hotel room at the Sheraton Portland Airport using their group reservation link HERE. Watch for more program information as it becomes available.

Northwest Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition…for all children and families in the Pacific Northwest region facing serious illness to have access to comprehensive palliative care support through the duration of serious illness both in the hospital and at home in the community with the goal to prevent, anticipate and mitigate suffering. Learn more HERE.

Meet the Associate Members of OHPCA. 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.

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: 2nd Tuesday of March, May, September, November, 3-4p
  • OHPCA + WSHPCO Volunteer Coordinators: 2nd Thursday of the month in January, March, May, July, September & November, 2-3p
  • OHPCA + WSHPCO End of Life Health Equity Cohort, 2nd Tuesday of the month, 12-1p
  • OHPCA + WSHPCO Hospice Medical Directors, 3rd Tuesday of the month, 12-1p (no meeting in April)
  • OHPCA + WSHPCO Development, Public Relations & Marketing Networking: 4th Tuesday in February, April, June, 3rd Tuesday in October, 12-12:30p

Save the Date

  • 2024 Webinar Schedule. Please view the webinars offered by webinar partner Hospice & Home Care Webinar Network HERE.
  • January 8-February 12, 2024: Continuing Education for Community Health Workers in Palliative Care offered by Oregon State University, College of Public Health. Learn more HERE.
  • May 2-3, 2024: OHPCA & WSHPCO “Spring Intensive: Regulatory Update” at the Portland Airport Sheraton. Watch for details.