Community Education

Our goal is to ensure that any family of a child or adult living with a serious illness understands what options are available as decisions need to be made.

We believe education is invaluable when making healthcare decisions.

The HAP Foundation employs community health workers who are frontline public health workers and trusted, knowledgeable members of the community they serve. They work in under-resourced communities to restore trust and provide community-focused education and outreach to increase understanding of hospice and palliative services. Community health workers empower individuals to make informed decisions for care. To learn about our community-based educational services, or to schedule a presentation, program or workshop – contact us!

Scroll down to learn more about the services and support that may be available, and how you can access them.

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Education/Resources

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Understanding the Situation

If you or someone close to you has just received a diagnosis, or you have been living with a serious health issue for some time, it may be helpful to stop and think about the following: Are there aspects about your (or your loved one’s) condition that you don’t understand? Does the medical team explain…

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What is Palliative Care?

Adults with serious illness often live with physical and emotional pain. Palliative care is specialized medical care that helps to manage patient symptoms and focuses on improving the quality of life for both the patient and their family. The palliative care team works with the individual’s current doctors to enhance patient care. Working with the…

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Choosing and Finding a Palliative Care Provider

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a serious illness, are having difficulty managing symptoms, or have had multiple hospitalizations or emergency room visits, palliative care may make your life and that of your family much easier.  If you are considering palliative care, the following questions that may help you identify a…

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What is Hospice Care?

When people hear the word “hospice” they think that death is imminent, doctors have given up and there is nothing left that can be done. On the contrary, hospice care can look very different. If started early, people with a life-limiting illness can live fully and comfortably with a coordinated healthcare approach that focuses on…

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How to Find a Hospice Provider?

Selecting a Hospice Provider Just like selecting any other medical care, if you or someone you care about needs the support of hospice, it is important to find a provider that is a good fit. Click here to learn more about hospice care. There may be a number of organizations that provide care in your…