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

  • November 10, 2020: In This Together virtual group begins, ending December 8.
  • November 13, 2020: OHPCA Board of Directors meeting
  • November 13, 2020: “Re-Imagining How We Die: Innovation & Transformation” fall forum from Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care. Registration information can be found HERE.
  • November 17, 2020: “Driven by Data: Understand How to Meet Your Community’s Needs” webinar with HealthPivots. Register HERE.
  • August 16-17, 2021: OHPCA’s annual Professional Practices Exchange in Salem RESCHEDULED.

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 What’s New

New webinar offering! “Driven by Data: Understand How to Meet Your Community’s Needs” with Jay Cushman, HealthPivots. View information and registration page HERE.

Elizabeth Wessinger Award recipient announced! Dr. Helen Kao, MD, Medical Director of Clinical Innovations with Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care in Corvallis is being honored as the 2020 recipient of this prestigious award. Congratulations, Dr. Kao, and thank you for the important work you do.

In This Together bereavement support program for kids and families resumes for a virtual group from November 10 to December 8. View the flyer HERE for more information.

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.

CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner) Covid-19 Webinars for OHPCA members can be found HERE.

Hospice Foundation of America Covid-19 Webinars can be found HERE.

Meetings & Calls Schedule

Monthly committee/networking calls for Provider members:

  • Hospice Administrators, Executive Directors or Directors: 1st Thursday of the month, 4:30-5:30p
  • Hospice Physicians and Nurse Practitioners: 3rd Thursday of the month; 12-1p.
  • QAPI/Regulatory: 2nd Wednesday of the month (except January – 1/8/20), 12-1p
  • Inpatient Hospice Directors & Managers: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 9-10a
  • Volunteer Coordinators: 2nd Thursday of the month in January, March, May, July, September & November, 2-3p

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