Helping people connect with care

As a community-focused and community-supported organization, it’s important to all of us at Community Hospice & Palliative Care to give back to the communities we serve in equal measure to what they provide us. We do this by investing significant resources in community-focused programs, as well as outreach and education. The goal is to ensure all families get the care and support they need, regardless of ability to pay.

In service to you

It’s a fact that most people don’t seek out a palliative or hospice care provider until they need one, either for themselves or a loved one. Often, needed care and support—and their benefits— arrive much later than they could.

To help residents connect with the care they need when needed most, or learn about important topics before care is needed, Community Hospice & Palliative Care offers educational tools and resources, such as this website. We also hire staff dedicated to community outreach and education. These individuals support a variety of activities, including in-services, conferences, health fairs, advance care planning facilitated discussions and strategic partnerships, among others.

It’s as important to serve the patients and families who need care today as it is to prepare people for future care decisions with information and choices.

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Answers to Your Questions

Hospice and palliative care can seem like scary subjects, but they don’t have to be. With knowledge comes understanding and ultimately comfort—in your decision to involve Community Hospice & Palliative Care, and in the care we provide.
  • What community outreach programs do you offer?

    What community outreach programs do you offer?

    We know it’s important to meet people where they are—in terms of their lifestyle and in the communities where they live. That’s why you’ll find our friendly community educators and volunteer ambassadors at community health fairs, health-related conferences, houses of worship, residential communities, civic and community-based groups, senior centers, libraries and other places of learning throughout Northeast Florida. We offer a variety of topics, including palliative and hospice care, advance care planning, caregiving skills and many others.

  • How can I request a community educator or ambassador to speak to my group?

    How can I request a community educator or ambassador to speak to my group?

    Our community educators and ambassadors are available at the time and location of your choosing. Whether it’s a small group or a large gathering, we typically require at least two weeks’ notice prior to participating in an event. Visit our Contact Us page to request a speaker.

  • I’d like to help spread the word. How do I get started?

    I’d like to help spread the word. How do I get started?

    If you’d like to join our team as a community educator or representative, visit our Careers page to review current job openings and apply online. We also offer opportunities to serve as volunteer ambassadors or Honoring Choices Florida advance care planning facilitators. These individuals attend an orientation and hone their knowledge through ongoing training. To get started, apply online to become a volunteer.

Community Outreach Resources

Use the tools below to learn more about our care, or how you can tap into our educational outreach programs, for yourself or a loved one.
  • For Patients/Families

    For Patients/Families

    Our caring admissions staff come to you at your convenience to explain our services and answer your questions. There’s no cost or obligation for these information visits – you’re always in charge.

    Take the Self Assessment

  • For Caregivers

    For Caregivers

    Community Hospice & Palliative Care established the Caregiver Coalition of Northeast Florida in 2008. Together with other community-based nonprofit organizations, we host a year-round schedule of educational conferences, publish a quarterly newsletter and a website with the latest news and views from caregivers like you.

    Visit MyCaregiverConnection.org.

  • For Veterans

    For Veterans

    We participate in community outreach programs to veterans, their caregivers and service organizations through the Community Hospice & Palliative Care Veterans Partnership, Veterans History Project First Coast and numerous other initiatives.

  • For Care Providers

    For Care Providers

    If you’re a health care provider looking for information and resources, we offer more than 75 no-cost continuing education in-services, along with a wealth of tools to assess patient eligibility for palliative and hospice care.

    Contact our Health Care Relations team to learn more.

  • For Job Seekers

    For Job Seekers

    Our Human Resources team participates in community career fairs and occasionally hosts on-site interview events at Community Hospice & Palliative Care facilities.

    Visit our Events Calendar and Careers page to learn more about our employment outreach activities.

  • For Everyone

    For Everyone

    Discuss, decide and document your health care wishes through Honoring Choices® Florida, our community-wide collaborative advance care planning initiative. Our trained facilitators guide you through the most important conversations you’ll ever have.

    Learn more at HonoringChoicesFL.com.

  • Thrift Shop

    Thrift Shop

    Our Community Hospice Thrift Shop is a great place find great deals and support our mission. When you shop, donate and volunteer, you support our unfunded care and community focused programs. Learn more at ThriftShopJax.com.

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Community Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation generates philanthropic and community support for patient care services, family needs and community programs.

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Community Hospice & Palliative Care is here for you, committed to helping you live better with advanced illness. Please click here to contact us or call 904.268.5200 or 800.274.6614 toll-free.

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