World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2022


What is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD)?

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is an annual unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. 

With one voice, we will celebrate the importance of palliative care to quality of life, and advocate for equitable access for all.

The WHPCD theme for 2022:

Healing Hearts and Communities

The experience of grief and the need to heal unites humans worldwide. With more than six million deaths worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in tremendous strain on healthcare systems and unprecedented grief and suffering for health workers and caregivers. In addition, several conflicts and wars are taking place around the globe, resulting in millions of families and caregivers grieving the deaths of family and friends, experiencing social isolation and property destruction.

The Resouce Toolkit is now LIVE!

Download a wealth of resources, including the toolkit HERE!

We will be adding more resources to the website over the coming months. Please keep checking for updates.

The On-Line Toolkit includes:

  • A social media resource including suggested social media content for you to adapt

  • A media release template

  • A template for writing to your government to advocate for palliative care

  • A fundraising hints and tips document

Launching World Day 2022 in your Community Webinar


How do I get involved?

  1. Subscribe to the WHPCA's newsletter for campaign updates and the launch of new campaign materials.

  2. Register your event on the 2022 Event Map. 

  3. Participate in the Good Grief - Share your communities best practices. Deadline for submission is September 10 2022. Please find more details in the Toolkit.
  4. Follow @whpca on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook looking out for these hashtags #HealingHeartsandCommunities #GoodGrief & #WHPCDay22

  5. Get in touch to volunteer to translate materials into your local language by emailing:

 Launching World Day 2022 in your Community Presentation Slides 



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