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

Member services include advocacy, education, public engagement, communications, peer groups, and technical assistance: The Association provides a strong, active voice for patients and their families. We advocate for public policy - both state and federal, and legislative and regulatory - that promotes 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 and 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 interest to hospice and palliative care leaders; and The Reporter, HPCANYS quarterly newsletter.

The Association provides technical assistance on a broad range of topics and issues.

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 Reports.

Annual Report 2018 - 2019


Carla Braveman
President & CEO 

Kimberly Ryan
Membership & Conference Coordinator