Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association, Inc. (FHPCA) is a not-for-profit, IRS Section 501(c)(3) organization representing Florida’s hospice programs. Established in 1982, FHPCA was formed to be a unified voice for hospice programs in Florida.

In 2022, FHPCA celebrated her 40th anniversary by inviting those who helped start the organization to share their memories and recollections about the history of hospice in Florida. These stories will be shared online as we finalize the development of our 40th anniversary commemorative page.

Hospice and palliative care in Florida will be the national standard for advanced illness by every measure of quality of care to patients and caregivers, value to payers, access to care, and innovation in the delivery of care.

FHPCA champions access to hospice and palliative care for all persons with advanced illness and their loved ones, through education, advocacy, engagement, and representation.  

Commitment to Quality Care
Unity of purpose 

Structure of FHPCA:
All of FHPCA’s Hospice Providers Members have a voting seat on our Board of Directors, and can name one Alternate that can vote in the Board Member’s stead. Our Executive Committee officers are Board Members that have been elected by the Board of Directors and consists of a Chair, Internal Vice Chair (Chair-Elect), External Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. The Executive Committee also includes the Immediate Past Chair, two appointed Committee Chairs and two At-Large positions.  Executive Committee officers serve one year terms and can be elected for three consecutive terms.

All employees of our Hospice Providers Members enjoy the privileges of  FHPCA membership and can benefit from the discounted educational programs available.  FHPCA encourages all members to become involved by joining one of our strategic committees.


2018 Association of the Year awarded by Florida Society of Association Executives

2017 Trailblazer Award awarded to FHPCA’s Research Grant Program by NHPCO

2015 Executive of the Year awarded to Paul Ledford, President & CEO by Florida Society of Association Executives

2014 Trailblazer Award awarded to FHPCA Advocacy Notebook Project by NHPCO

2010 Association of the Year awarded by Tallahassee Society for Association Executives

Requests for a copy of a FHPCA 990 can be made by contacting our office at (850) 878-2632.

Donations to FHPCA can be made online or through a printable page on our website HERE.

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