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.

Florida will be the model state for hospice and palliative care services.

FHPCA will strive to provide high-value education, empower patients and caregivers seeking services, and resolutely advocate for quality hospice & palliative care

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 President, Internal Vice President, External Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. The Executive Committee also includes the Immediate Past President and three appointed Committee Chairs.  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.

FHPCA is a proud member of: