About Us

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 Priorities

  • Help members provide quality end-of-life care
  • Educate the general public about hospice
  • Build and strengthen relationships with palliative care
  • Advocate and represent the interests of Iowa hospices at the state and federal levels
  • Form coalitions that support hospice


  • Advance quality end-of-life care.
  • Serve as the united 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 provisions of hospice care and palliative care.
  • Collaborate with other organizations and health care providers as opportunities arise.
  • Continue to sustain a viable organization.

The videos feature real-life stories from patients in hospice and are a testimony of how hospice care is often a positive alternative. HPCAI members can use these videos as a resource to share the hospice story.