64. Amy Melnick, Executive Director of the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care, on the Power of Coalitions

Associations Thrive

Nov 2 2023 • 25 mins

How do you convince organizations that they can accomplish more when they work together? How do you develop standards and practices that dozens of organizations agree to, adhere to, and train to?

In this episode of Associations Thrive, host Joanna Pineda interviews Amy Melnick, Executive Director, National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care. Amy discusses:

  • The difference between hospice and palliative care.
  • How the Coalition represents the many professions involved in hospice and palliative care, including doctors, nurses, chaplains, physical therapists, social workers, and many more.
  • How the Coalition lets members “gang up on the problem” but not each other.
  • The Coalition’s Clinical Practice Guidelines, which were developed with input from 50 organizations and creates a blueprint for providing gold-standard palliative care for all people living with serious illness.
  • The Coalition’s Pediatric Palliative Care Division, which is working to make access to quality pediatric palliative care more available to children, and ensure that children who need hospice or palliative care can still receive curative treatment.
  • Her pledge to transition the Coalition successfully to a new Executive Director through documentation, and co-working with Dr. Jessica Hausauer for one month.


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