The Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State (HPCANYS) is a not-for-profit, 501 C-3 organization representing hospice and palliative care programs across New York State, along with allied organizations and individuals that are interested in the development and growth of quality, comprehensive end-of-life quality care services. 

Membership includes advocacy, education, public engagement, communications, peer groups, and regulatory resource assistance: The Association provides a strong, active voice for patients and their families. We advocate for public policy - on the state and federal levels, in addition to Federal legislative and regulatory issues - that promote accessible, quality, end-of-life care.

The Association promotes research and supports public engagement activities that bring the hospice and palliative care message to the public.

Professional Education is a priority for the Association. We offer a wide variety of educational programs to meet the needs of our members. View our Calendar of Events.

Our members stay informed on the latest developments through: Directors' Memos, for fast-breaking updates; The Hospice Network News, a weekly summary of local, state and national news coverage of issues that are of pertinent to hospice and palliative care leaders; and The Reporter, a quarterly newsletter.

You can request a copy of the latest filed 990 by calling the number below or by sending an email to info@hpcanys.org.

HPCANYS is proud of its many collaborations and partnerships, which are the keystones to achieving our mission. Read more about our accomplishments in our Annual Report.

119 Washington Ave., Suite 302
Albany, NY 12210

Jeanne Chirico, MPA
President & CEO 

Cheryl A Kraus, Esq.
Director of Government Relations 

Kimberly Ryan
Education & Membership Coordinator