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?

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…