NewsLine - July 2012 - (Page 31)

2013 Circle of Life Award: Call for Nominations Ends August 8 NHPCO is a proud Sponsored annually, the prestigious Circle of Life Award celebrates innovation in palliative and end-of-life care. In 2013, up to three organizations will win the award while others may be recognized with citations of honor. All organizations or groups in the U.S. that provide palliative or end-of-life care are eligible for the award. To nominate an organization (either your own or another), visit the website of the American Hospital Association to request an application—it’s been newly revised so the questions and data requests are now far more streamlined! Applications must be submitted by August 8, 2012. sponsor of this award. Last year, six of the seven honorees were NHPCO members! New (and Free) Resources From WHV As most members know, We Honor Veterans (WHV) is an NHPCO program developed in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). One of its goals is to provide educational tools and resources that will help providers meet the needs of Veterans under their care. Listed here are some of the newest resources to help you in your work: Smartphone Apps: Five apps were developed by the VA to help Veterans, their families, and the professionals who care for them deal with stress, mood management and mild traumatic brain injury. WHV Survey Findings: Approximately 593 community-based hospice providers from 44 states participated in a WHV survey to characterize and benchmark the business relationships between community hospices and VA medical centers. The National Summary Report and state-specific findings are now available online. Guide to Long Term Care: This Guide was developed by the VA to help Veterans and their families understand the many options for long term care. Visit the WHV website for these resources and more—including News from the Field and Best Practices. Short Takes continued on next page NewsLine 31

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NewsLine - July 2012

Improving Physician Narratives
A Message From Don
NHPCO Resources for Physicians
When Life Gets Serious…Glatfelter Healthcare Practice (display ad)
Simione: Solving Your Hospice Challenges (display ad)
A Study in Green Building
The Steward Center for Palliative Care
The Voice of NCHPP
The Changing Role of CT
My.NHPCO—a Great Resource for Allied Therapists
Physician Guide to Hospice Care (display ad)
Ethical Issues: Tools to Support Your Practice
Results From 2012 NHDD
2013 Circle of Life Award Nominations
New (and Free) Resources From WHV
Exploring PC Support in Our Schools
Hospice in the Media
Member News and Notes
Compliance Tip of the Month
2012 CTC (display ad)
Resource Links to Bookmark
Videos Worth Watching

NewsLine - July 2012