American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is the professional organization for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine. Membership is open to other health care providers who are committed to improving the quality of life of patients and families facing life-threatening or serious conditions.

Activities focus on education and training, resources, networking, and advocacy.


The Academy’s core mission is to expand access of patients and families to high-quality palliative care and advance the discipline of hospice and palliative medicine through professional education and training, development of a specialist workforce, support for clinical practice standards, research, and public policy. The core purpose of the Academy is to improve the care of patients with life-threatening or serious conditions through the advancement of hospice and palliative medicine.


Care Managers Nurses Patients Primary Care Provider (Physician, ARNP, or PA) Psychologist/Mental Health/Psychiatrists

Practice type

Behavioral Health Palliative Care Primary Care

Resource type


Practice transformation

Palliative Care Quality Improvement Team Based Care

Publication date

Sponsoring organization

Washington Rural Palliative Care Initiative

Policy and reference

Health Care Delivery Reform