The State-by-State Report Card on Access to Palliative Care in Our Nation’s Hospitals provides an analysis of whether patients living with a serious illness in the United States are receiving equitable access to palliative care services in hospitals. The goal is both to inform and to help the public and policymakers increase the availability of high-quality palliative care for the millions of people in need.

State-Level Reports

As more state-level champions and health officials explore opportunities to expand palliative care access, data on the current palliative care landscape can help prioritize efforts. Access your state's report to find information about palliative care access in your state, along with recommendations to improve it.

Each report includes state-specific information on:

  • The availability of hospital palliative care and comparisons to national and regional access
  • Community palliative care
  • The number of certified palliative care clinicians
  • Ways to advance palliative care access and quality in the areas of workforce, payment, clinician skill building, and public awareness