One in Four Dying Americans is a Veteran – Learn How Hospices Help Them

On 10/22/2015, NHPCO and the Hospice Action Network hosted a briefing in the Capitol Visitors Center on the We Honor Veterans program. Click below to watch the recording, and find links to resources below.

Resources:

  • We Honor Veterans website
  • If your Congressional office is interested in participating in an upcoming honor ceremony on or around Veteran’s day, please email info@nhpcohan.org and we will be happy to help partner you with a local hospice.

Recognizing the unique end-of-life needs veterans face, the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to create the We Honor Veterans campaign, a public-private partnership that supports hospice organizations and workers in caring for veterans in their final days.

More than 2,700 hospices across the country participate in the initiative, which promotes Veteran-centric educational activities, increases hospices’ ability to serve Veterans, supports the development of strategic partnerships and increases access to hospice and palliative care to Veterans.

In addition to the Congressional briefing, HAN is partnering with several members of Congress to hold Honor Ceremonies and Ceremonies of Remembrance for the Veterans receiving hospice care. These powerful ceremonies allow hospice providers, policymakers and community leaders to thank veterans for their service, and have provided much-deserved recognition and honor to Veterans in their final days.