More than 80% of Medicare hospice patients in 2018 were Caucasian, according to the National Hospice and Palliative Organization (NHPCO), while African American, Asian, Hispanic and Hispanic patients made up less than 20% of the remaining beneficiaries that year. Karen Davis-Pritchett, vice president of access and inclusion at Empath Health, spoke to Hospice News about community engagement strategies that can help providers reach more of these underserved populations.

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