HPCC 2015-2017 Strategic Plan

The 2015-2017 HPCC Strategic Plan was developed by the HPCC Board of Directors in support of the Mission: To Advance Expert Care in Serious Illness.  Initial work on Strategic Planning identified major areas of focus as Revenue/Growth; Engagement; and Strategic Partnerships.


Objective: Increase initial applicants for ACHPN and CHPN

2017 Goal: 50% increase


  • Implement marketing program for growth
  • Develop and implement marketing program related to certification value


Objective:  Increase the recertification rate for ACHPNs and CHPNs

2017 Goal: 90% of ACHPNs renew credential: 60% of CHPNs renew credential


  • Fully operationalize the online recertification platform
  • Develop and implement education specific to the renewal requirements and process
  • Develop and implement marketing program related to certification value

Strategic Partnerships  

Objective:  Develop a strategic collaborative partnerships plan

2017 Goal:  Strategic Partnership Plan and Advancing Expert Care Campaign, sustained


  • Implement formalized criteria and processes by which strategic collaborative partnerships are identified, prioritized, engaged, evaluated and sustained or retired


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