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Leanna Anderson, Clinical Manager, named Social Work Section Leader for NCHPP

Posted on April 15th, 2016

The National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals (NCHPP), a vital component of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, is the largest end-of-life individual membership organization with over 47,000 members. NCHPP is an interdisciplinary-focused and discipline-specific forum supporting hospice and palliative care professionals and volunteers through the provision of resources, education, networking, and mentoring opportunities.  Fifteen discipline-specific NCHPP sections, including Social Work, collaborate to enhance the field of end-of-life care (palliative care, hospice, and bereavement care).

Each section has a leader who also sits on the NCHPP Executive Committee. As the Social Work Section Leader my responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Education and mentoring to section members;
  • Develop, lead, and actively engage a Section Steering Committee according to Council guidelines;
  • Serve as an interdisciplinary and discipline-specific resource for NHPCO committees and members;
  • Present and participate in NHPCO and other educational forums as appropriate;
  • Work with the NCHPP Executive Committee to identify Council strategic goals (including discipline-specific programs and projects) that will forward NHPCO strategic goals.

NCHPP’s mission is to “Enhance the integrity of the hospice interdisciplinary team by advancing the development of hospice and palliative professionals.” NCHPP provides a sounding board for NHPCO’s programs, activities, and committees ensuring that they are respectful and inclusive of all members of hospice and palliative care organizations.  NCHPP enhances the professional development of its members, thereby increasing the quality of care provided to people at the end-of-life.

I’m grateful for the support of my agency, my executive director, and the donors who support our foundation; without their support, my involvement in this organization would not be possible.

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