Our Mission

CHAPCA is a membership association that promotes and strengthens the delivery of palliative and hospice care for terminally ill patients and their families through education and advocacy



Welcome to the California Hospice and Palliative Care Association

The California Hospice and Palliative Care Association advocates for those facing life-threatening illnesses. We provide technical resources to our members, advocate on and monitor legislative and regulatory activities, provide continuing education to providers on end-of-life issues and collaborate with other organizations that share an interest in end-of-life care. We serve nearly 200 hospice providers and their staff in California and Nevada.

We partner with the California Hospice Foundation, to offer public and professional educational programs and materials to enhance understanding and availability of hospice and palliative care.

Learn About Hospice

If you or someone in your family is considering hospice care, please visit our sister organization, the California Hospice Foundation, to learn more.

Find a Hospice

Find a Hospice Consultant or Service


What's New

CHAPCA 2014 Annual Conference Call for Proposals

About the Conference: 2014 Conference Scheduled for November 17-19, 2014 at Caesar’s Palace… More >

Still time to register for Judi Lund Person workshop!

Are you keeping up with all the changes in hospice regulation? Face to face has been implemented… More >

Save the Date!

Mark your calendar for CHAPCA’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas! This year’s conference… More >

ICD-10-CM Coding Workshops

The ICD-10 Prep Workshops have new dates: April 21 in San Jose (Northern California) April… More >

New Date for Webinar

A new date and time has been set for the webinar Developing a Hospice-Affiliated Palliative… More >

Webinar Postponed

Tomorrow’s webinar, “Developing a Hospice-Affiliated Palliative Care Program: Three Unique Models”… More >

Happy Holidays!

The CHAPCA office will be closed from December 21st until January 1. Staff will return on January… More >

November Webinar: Developing a Hospice-Affiliated Palliative Care Program

If you have been wondering about whether your agency should be providing palliative care, or if you… More >

Session Moderators Needed

Are you registered for the CHAPCA conference? if so, please consider volunteering as a session… More >

Advance Registration Discount Extended!

Due to Labor Day Weekend, you now have until September 3rd to receive the Advance Registration… More >

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2014 Education

January to
Teleconference - Hospice Aides Have Heart Series
Online Registration
Flier and Registration Form

May 13 Webinar: Application of the OIG 2014 Work Plan for California and Nevada Hospices
Online Registration
Printable Reg Form & Flier

June 12 Webinar: Evidence Based Practice to Care for Family Caregivers

July 31 Webinar: The Hospice Experience of Care Survey - What the heck does that Mean?

November 17-19
CHAPCA Annual Conference
Save the Date!
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas

December 8-9 Weatherbee Resources Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp

Feb. 24 and
Feb. 25, 2015
In-person workshop: Time Waits for No One: ICD-10-CM Preparatory Workshop for Hospice