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    The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States


    American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is the professional organization for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine

  • Medicare

    Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant.

  • HIPPA and Confidentiality

    Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data.

  • is a comprehensive and user-friendly North American directory of hospices, their phone numbers and locations, and complete information about their services. connects consumers and communities to hospices.

  • Caring Connections

    Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life. Since 2004 Caring Connections has provided more than 1.3 million advance directives to individuals free of charge. Caring Connections

  • The Conversation Project

    The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.

  • is a website registry where you can list vital health and contact information for yourself, your family and others. It was formed by Dorothy Rodriguez-Anderson in honor of her late father.


    Soul Biographies mission: To give the experience that we are and always have been inextricably connected. All of us, without exception.’ this runs deep through all films.

  • StoryCorps

    StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.

  • TED

    TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader


    The HeartMath System offers both technology and training options to help you harness the power of your heart rhythms to manage your emotions. The HeartMath mission is: to facilitate a fundamental shift in health, well-being and consciousness.

  • is a leading online destination for those seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. Our mission: to help the helpers.


    Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. Long recognized as a pioneer in health services, FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.

  • David Kessler, The Needs of the Dying

    David Kessler is one of the most well-known experts and lecturers on death and grieving today, reaching hundreds of thousands of people through his books

  • Hospice Volunteer Association

    The Hospice Volunteer Association (HVA) was formed to ensure that the spirit of hospice volunteerism will be preserved in perpetuity and not be dissolved by ever-increasing financial pressures on hospice organizations. Our vision is a diverse, well-trained and globally unbounded volunteer community with a shared commitment to provide the most compassionate service possible to those who are dying and their bereaved.

  • The Twilight Brigade

    Headed by Dannion Brinkley, best-selling author, The Twilight Brigade is a California-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1997 for the primary purpose of raising society’s consciousness about the needs of the dying, especially Veterans.

  • Dr. Ira Byock, Director of Palliative Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center

    Dr. Byock has written widely on the ethics and practice of palliative care and health care systems change. He is a consistent advocate for the voice and rights of patients and their families.

  • Jim Miller – Art of Listening in a Healing Way

    Willowgreen is a multi-faceted provider of information, inspiration, and support for life transition and aging, loss and grief, illness and caregiving, hops and spirituality, and healing presence.

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