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National Hospice Foundation

Overview

The National Hospice Foundation is the charity for end-of-life care--accepting, administering and investing charitable contributions on behalf of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. We share NHPCO's vision of a world where individuals and families facing serious illness, death and grief will experience the best that humankind can offer.

Mission

To lead global, philanthropic efforts advancing quality, compassionate end-of-life care for all.

Program

The National Hospice Foundation’s primary focus is to fund programs enhancing hospice awareness and access, while educating the public about the quality and availability of hospice and palliative care. To this end, NHF supports the many projects of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization including quality and research initiatives; hospice/palliative care provider education activities; public policy and advocacy efforts; consumer engagement and caregiver services; grief and bereavement programs; and the development of global hospice partnerships.

Impact

Every day, approximately 200,000 people benefit from hospice care in the United States. In 2005 alone, more than 1.2 million patients received hospice services, with 1.6 million families utilizing hospice programs that offer continued support after the death of a loved one. The number of people in need of care will exponentially increase as the baby boom generation continues to age. Today, four out of five hospice patients are 65 years of age or older, and it is projected that by 2030, the number of Americans over the age of 65 will have doubled to 70 million.

Countries 

United States

States 

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Contact 

1700 Diagonal Road, Suite 625

Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: (703) 516-4928

www.nationalhospicefoundation.org

EIN: 54-1586967


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