Children with Life Threatening Conditions and their Families

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is committed to making the best-known practices in pediatric palliative and hospice care more widely available to care providers and increasing the availability of state-of-the-art services to families.  Funding through the National Hospice Foundation (NHF) for national pediatric initiatives has played and continues to play a vital role in shaping the entire pediatric palliative care and hospice field.  
Through  the work of ChiPPS (Children’s Project on Palliative/Hospice Services), NHPCO’s pediatric leadership council, our mission is to build capacity by identifying, developing and disseminating practical strategies that advance care for children and families coping with life-threatening conditions, dying and bereavement.  Highlights of ChiPPS’ work and other pediatric initiatives include:

  • NHPCO’s Facts and Figures on Pediatric Palliative Care and Hospice (April 2009)
  • NHPCO’s Standards of Practice for Pediatric Palliative Care and Hospice
  • ChiPPS Pediatric Palliative Care E-Newsletter (distributed quarterly)
  • Pediatric Intensive at NHPCO’s Annual Clinical Team Conference
  • NHPCO’s Pediatric Palliative Care Online Training Series
  • Caring Connections’ Educational Brochures and Information in English and Spanish Language for Parents of Seriously Ill Children
  • Partnering For Children National Campaign Outreach Guide
  • Health Policy Guides and Materials for State Leaders

To learn more about information and resources to facilitate education, outreach, policy/advocacy, quality improvement and communication efforts for pediatric palliative care and hospice providers, please visit and support this important work via a secure online donation.