The Hospice Council of West Virginia is a member of the Council of States for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Together we advocate for legislation to improve care for people with serious illnesses and their families.

Senator Shelley Moore Capito with Hospice Volunteer Directors, Tricia Lawrence and Melanie Allen in 2018


This advocacy toolkit has been developed for public use by the Hospice Action Network.

We also work with regulators in the state and federal government to ensure that high quality hospice and palliative care can be maintained in West Virginia. This includes advocacy for fair reimbursement and improved access to care for all West Virginians who need and desire support.

November is Hospice Month

For more information visit the NHPCO’s Hospice Action Network

Governor Justice signs Palliative Care Bill surrounded by advocates from Hospice, AARP, American Cancer Society and others in 2018

In 2020, Governor Justice proclaimed that November was Palliative Care Awareness Month.

Hospice volunteers honored by the Governor

Hospice leaders at the Alzheimer’s Association Breakfast 2018