Governor Proclaims November as National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

Friday, November 10, 2023

On November 7th, 2023, Governor Tina Kotek proclaimed November as National Hospice & Palliative Care Month. The proclamation reads:

WHEREAS: Hospice and palliative care provide compassionate support and comfort to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses, enabling them to live with dignity and quality of life; and

WHEREAS: Oregon is committed to ensuring equitable access to healthcare services, acknowleding the importance of social equity and inclusivity in the delivery of care; and

WHEREAS: Disparities in access to hospice and palliative care services persist among our diverse communities, and addressing these disparities is essential to promote fairness in healthcare; and

WHEREAS: National Hospice and Palliative Care Month is an opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of hospice and palliative care, encouraging early discussions about end-of-life care choices and fostering culture of understanding and empathy.

Click here to read or download the full proclamation. Lumina, a nonprofit hospice, provides compassionate care and support to individuals, caregivers, and families facing end of life. Through hospice care, palliative care, and other supportive services, we are here for you when you need us most. Learn more by visiting our website.