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. 

Our website is intended to provide information to community members and professionals. Individuals can find information on Advance Care Planning and Caregiver Resources in The HPCANYS Center of Excellence for Advance Care Planning. HPCANYS members will find information related to the most recent regulatory and legislative changes that impact care for the seriously ill. First established in 1980 the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York remains committed to expanding access to quality end-of-life services for all individuals regardless of ethnic, racial, sexual, or cultural differences.

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 [email protected].

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 2021 - 2022

Vision Statement

All persons who are seriously ill receive a full spectrum of care to maximize their quality of life according to their own values, goals and preferences.

Mission Statement

To promote the availability and accessibility of quality hospice and palliative care for all persons in New York State confronted with life-limiting illness.