Our Mission

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

Our Vision

HPCAI supports Iowan's access to quality palliative and hospice care consistent with their individual needs.

HPCAI's Statement on Racism

The Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa (HPCAI) stands against racism, hate and violence. Across the nation, people are grieving, and we grieve alongside them. A basic tenet of hospice and palliative care is that each and every human life has intrinsic meaning and value and that every person living with serious illness is seen as an individual with a unique history, goals, aspirations, preferences, values and beliefs. And that uniqueness should not be acknowledged but explored and respected as the context and the basis for our care plan. The protection of human rights and the reduction of health care disparities are cornerstones of HPCAI's mission to be the statewide leader in the enhancement of end of life care. 



The Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa (HPCAI) is a voluntary membership association representing Iowa hospice agencies providing end-of-life care through various locations across the state. The association is governed by a board of directors and has been in existence since 1981. As the only organization in Iowa dedicated solely to this segment of the health care industry, HPCAI positions itself as the voice of hospice care in the state of Iowa.

HPCAI is the best source for information about the business of hospice care in the state. Whether you are a person looking for hospice services for yourself or a loved one, a hospice provider looking for continuing education or a business who provides services to hospice agencies, HPCAI strives to provide you with the information and services you need. Membership is open to Iowa hospice providers as well as businesses that offer products and services to Iowa hospices.