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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Volunteer Recognition

Below is a list of our major priorities:


  1. Quality, end-of-life care
  2. Educate the general public
  3. Build and strengthen relationships with palliative care
  4. Advocate and represent the interests of Iowa hospices at the state and federal levels
  5. Coalitions that support hospice



The HPCAI Volunteer Recognition event will be a stand-alone event this year along with an education component. The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday, September 25 at the Prairie Meadows Event and Conference Center, Altoona.

Click here to register.