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.

Featured Webinars

April 2023 Session of Community Health Learning Collective (CHLC)

Medical Mistrust and Addressing Disparities in Utilization of End-of-life Care

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Resources

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: Make a List of Your Questions. Some of your questions may be answered as you read information provided here.…

What is Palliative Care?

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

Selecting 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. A more in-depth overview of palliative care and the support it can provide can be found…

What is Hospice Care?

The goal of hospice is to allow people with a life-limiting illness to live fully and comfortably with the precious time they have left. A hospice team will focus on the quality of life of the whole person and provide pain management, emotional and spiritual support tailored to meet the wishes and needs of the…

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 area. If your doctor…