The National Hospice and Palliative Organization (NHPCO) has been awarded a contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs to continue development of the We Honor Veterans (WHV) program, a national initiative to engage community partners in the care of Veterans, mostly those facing advanced illness and nearing the end of life.
The WHV program addresses the unique healthcare needs of Veterans, including their physical, emotional and psychological needs and how it impacts their end-of-life journey. In certain cases, Veteran patients are paired with volunteers who have also served the country and share a unique and honorable bond.
The WHV program has successfully grown to include the involvement of over half of the hospice community nationwide and is the fastest growing program in the history of the NHPCO. The effort is focused on continually engaging members of the hospice community and to extend current efforts to include non-hospice community healthcare providers. There are currently 2,534 hospice partners and 917 non-hospice community partners enrolled in the program.
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