The statewide leader in the enhancement of end-of-life care through representation of and service to hospice and palliative care providers.

The Hospice and Palliative Care Association (HPCAI), formerly the Iowa Hospice Organization, is a voluntary membership association representing 69 hospice agencies providing end-of-life care through 105 locations across Iowa. The association is governed by a board of directors and has been in existence since 1981. The HPCAI office is located at 100 East Grand Avenue in Downtown Des Moines.

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Call for Presentations

Have you heard a great hospice or palliative care-related speaker recently? Does your hospice or palliative care program have something you would like to share?

Well here's your platorm. HPCAI is looking for presenters for the 2014 Fall Conference, November 3-5 in Des Moines, IA.

Please click here to review the details and then complete the online Call for Presentations application. Submissions are due no later than April 25, 2014 with speakers being notified by July 4, 2014.

Questions may be directed to Hailey Jackman at 515/243-1046.


  • Advance quality end-of-life care.
  • Serve as the unified voice for hospice and palliative care issues before policy makers and other organizations while also engaging hospice advocates in supporting hospice and palliative care issues.
  • Provide professional education and information to enhance skills and knowledge in the provision of hospice care and palliative care.
  • Collaborate with other organizations and health care providers as opportunities arise.
  • Continue to sustain a viable organization.