NHPCO Releases Spanish-language Edition of Inclusion and Access Toolkit

Categories: Care, Community Engagement, and Education.

Guía práctica de inclusión y acceso:
Toolkit Provides Inclusion Strategies for Hospice and Palliative Care Providers

As part of efforts to make diversity and equity resources more accessible, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) has published its Inclusion and Access Toolkit (Guía práctica de inclusión y acceso) in Spanish and is releasing this resource free-of-charge as part of its annual Interdisciplinary Conference taking place September 20 – 22, 2021.

This toolkit, originally released in English in 2020, is designed to provide information on basic strategies to promote access to care for communities underserved by hospice and community-based palliative care and provide resources to help promote a culture of inclusion, both for staff as well as patients and families.

The framework of the toolkit is centered around nine topic areas: the business case for inclusion, vision and values, community presence, marketing and public relations, board development, administration, quality assessment and performance improvement, workforce development, and patient and family care services.

“Promoting inclusive and equitable health care is a strategic priority for NHPCO. We want to help all hospice and palliative care providers ensure they are reaching their community and providing appropriate and equitable care to patients and families. Offering this toolkit in Spanish will help more providers in their efforts to hold diversity and inclusion as an imperative and best practice,” said NHPCO President and CEO Edo Banach.

This toolkit is aimed at supporting all providers in their efforts to build a framework and sustainable yet flexible model for inclusion and access in their organizations. It is available to all at no cost.

Download Guía práctica de inclusión y acceso.

To see more of NHPCO’s diversity, equity, and inclusion resources, including outreach guides, visit www.nhpco.org/diversity.

Learn more about palliative care and coping with serious illness on NHPCO’s consumer-focused website CaringInfo.org.


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