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we honor veterans overview and partner commitment

We Honor Veterans:Overview and Partner Commitment

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what is we honor veterans whv
What is We Honor Veterans (WHV)?
  • National awareness and action campaign
  • Developed by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
  • In collaboration with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Encourage partnerships between community hospices, state hospice organizations and VA facilities
our common goal
Our common goal:
  • Providing the best possible care for Veterans in the best possible manner and setting.


  • Honoring Veterans’ preferences
why whv
Why WHV?
  • Approximately 680,000 Veterans die in the US every year: 25% of all deaths!
  • A vast majority of Veterans are not enrolled in VA and may not be aware of end-of-life services and benefits available to them
  • Community hospices can join in better serving and honoring our nation’s Veterans and be listed on the We Honor Veterans website
why whv1
Why WHV?
  • Creates a culture that includes Veteran-centric activities
    • Taps into a shared value of honoring our nation’s Veterans
    • Moves from organizations’ needs and goals to Veterans’ needs and goals
    • Moves the focus from individual organizations to partnerships
what is veteran centric
What is “Veteran-centric”?
  • Focuses on the needs, desires and treatment of our Veterans
  • Requires Veteran responsibility and accountability
  • Depends on communication, coordination and collaboration among healthcare providers
we honor veterans campaign goals
We Honor Veterans Campaign Goals
  • Promote Veteran-centric educational activities
  • Increase organizational capacity to serve Veterans
  • Support development of strategic partnerships
  • Increase access and improve quality
what does we honor veterans mean
What does We Honor Veterans mean?
  • Asking about military history and knowing what to do with the answer
  • Partnering to improve care
  • Extending VA and community reach to improve care and access
  • Improving quality by measuring the impact of VA and community interventions
in support of the goals
In Support of the Goals


  • Centralized Information
  • Educational Resources
  • Partnerships
web resources
Web Resources
  • Presentations
    • WHV Overview and Partner Commitment
    • Basic Training for Understanding the VA
    • Building a Veteran-centric culture
    • Service-Related Diseases, Illnesses and Conditions
    • Hospice-Veteran Partnership
    • Veteran Benefits
    • Memorials and Salutes for Veterans and Caregivers
web resources1
Web Resources
  • Military History Checklist
  • Hospice-Veteran Partnership Toolkit
  • Tip Sheets
      • Building Relationships with VA
      • Relationships with Provider groups
      • Engaging Veterans
  • Veteran Appreciation/Recognition Certificates
  • Links to VA and other websites
partnerships better prepared to
PartnershipsBetter Prepared to:
  • Build professional and organizational capacity to provide quality care for Veterans
  • Develop and/or strengthen partnerships with Veteran organizations
  • Increase access for Veterans in your community, region and state
  • Network with other hospices across the country to learn about best practice models
levels of commitment
Levels of Commitment
  • Recruit: Get oriented and commit
  • Level 1: Provide Veteran-centric education
  • Level 2: Build organizational capacity
  • Level 3: Develop and strengthen relationships
  • Level 4: Increase access and improve quality
levels 1 4 categories of activities
Levels 1 – 4 Categories of Activities
  • Education
    • Staff and volunteer education and programs
    • Community Education
  • Organizational policies and procedures
    • Integration
  • Hospice-Veteran Partnerships (HVP)
    • VA Medical Centers and community stakeholders
    • Local, regional and statewide HVPs
recruit committing to the program
Recruit:Committing to the Program
  • Review We Honor Veterans Overview PowerPoint presentation
  • Sign and submit the Partner Commitment form (President/CEO/Executive Director)
level 1 activities
Level 1 Activities
  • Education
    • Conduct minimum of 3 Veteran-specific presentations for staff, volunteers
  • Organizational policies and procedures
    • Review Military History Checklist
    • Integrate into admission process
  • Hospice-Veteran Partnerships (HVP)
    • Identify designated Hospice and Palliative Care contact person
    • Review HVP PowerPoint presentation
whv what s in it for us
WHV: What’s in it for us?
  • Community Hospices
    • Extension of commitment to community
    • Privilege to honor those who have served our country
    • Provide quality EOL care to Veterans
    • Expand business relationship with VA

It’s just the right thing to do!

  • VA
    • Increased confidence in making referrals to community providers
    • Enhanced ability to identify providers that have Veteran-specific skills and knowledge
    • Heightened satisfaction in being able to honor Veterans’ preferences to go home
join us
Join Us!
  • Review this presentation—Done!
  • Complete and submit the Partner Commitment to WHV
  • Receive acknowledgement of your Partner Commitment
  • Check the website for your listing as a Recruit
  • Start working on Level One Activities!
contact us
Contact Us

We Honor Veterans

A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Email: [email protected]