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.

Annual Report - 2022 - 2023 - Coming in November 2022
119 Washington Ave., Suite 302
Albany, NY 12210

Jeanne Chirico, MPA
President & CEO 
Cheryl A Kraus, Esq.
Director of Government Relations 
Eva Cohen
Director of Regulatory & Community Affairs
Center of Excellence in Advance Care Planning
Kimberly Ryan
Education & Membership Coordinator