Welcome to the Alabama Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

AHPCO has been advocating for hospice in Alabama for more than 30 years.

The Alabama Hospice and Palliative Care Organization was created to promote understanding of the hospice benefit provided by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies. Made up of hospices and palliative care programs throughout the state, AHPCO provides up-to-date and accurate information regarding end-of-life care.  The organization also works to improve public policy regarding end-of-life care by providing information to elected officials and decision makers. In addition we work to promote a better understanding of hospice and palliative care within our communities.

AHPCO is a not-for-profit organization that advocates for better awareness of hospice and end-of-life care issues in the state. Our goal at AHPCO is to maintain the highest ethical standards and establish the organization as a grassroots political voice for dying patients and their families.

Mission Statement

The mission of the AHPCO is to increase access to quality end of life care through advocacy, education and collaboration one patient at a time


 As hospice providers we advocate for patients working to ensure ALL people have access to high quality end-of-life care. As an organization AHPCO advocates on behalf of hospice providers to remove barriers to care and provide a voice for all hospice providers in relation to regulatory bodies, medical communities, payor sources and other entities impacting hospice care.

  1. AHPCO provides hospice and palliative care education so that people in Alabama can make an informed choice regarding their end-of-life care
  2. AHPCO ensures members receive continuing educational resources
  3. AHPCO is committed to providing a collaborative environment among organizational members.

The Benefit of Membership

  • Policy and payment updates regarding hospice and palliative care
  • Educational conferences including
    • Palmetto GBA Updates
    • State regulatory updates
    • CEU programs
    • Quarterly membership meetings for networking
    • Quarterly Hospice Aide Education Teleconferences
    • Annual Meeting