HPCAI is proud to announce that it will be taking on a leadership role in Iowa with the national “We Honor Veterans” program. “We Honor Veterans,” a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Veteran’s Administration, is designed to give hospice providers the tools to meet the unique and specific needs of dying Veterans. “We Honor Veterans” provides tiered recognition to organizations, known as “partners”, that demonstrate a systematic commitment to improving care for Veterans. Partner organizations assess their ability to serve veterans and, using resources provided as part of the program, integrate best practices for providing end-of-life care to Veterans into their organization.
“We Honor Veterans” continues to serve and inspire hospices as they reach out to Veterans in hospice care, and HPCAI encourages members to embrace this program. For more information about “We Honor Veterans”, click here. As a part of this leadership role, one of the main responsibilities is for HPCAI to be the voice of hospice partners involved in WHV throughout the state with the Hospice-Veteran Partnership (HVP) of Iowa.
The goal for this partnership is to ultimately encourage hospices to join the WHV program and HVP, support hospices as they implement the program, determine barriers hospices struggle with and get hospices to work together as they serve Veterans. As the state leader of “We Honor Veterans”, HPCAI hopes to increase the program’s awareness among the hospice community and increase hospice participation, improving the quality of life for Iowa’s Veterans. Click here for more information about how to get involved in the Iowa HVP.
Click here for the interactive map of county Veterans offices and click here for state VA locations.