Workforce Development

We are committed to addressing workforce needs in the hospice and palliative care industry and the growing demand for nurses, skilled healthcare professionals, community health workers, and healthcare support professionals.

The HAP Foundation’s workforce development and clinical education programs work together to bring the latest information and best practices to clinical professionals at any level of experience to best prepare, engage, and retain healthcare professionals in serious illness care disciplines. HAP’s pilot workforce development programs are structured like apprenticeships and include education, recruitment, and retention programs for critical roles such as certified nursing assistants (CNA), registered nurses (RN), and community health workers (CHW). Through agreements with education partners, primarily community colleges, the Foundation provides ‘earn and learn’ opportunities to increase each participant’s knowledge and skills while working in their chosen field and maintaining full-time employment, salary, and benefits.

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

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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…