Bereavement care is a public health problem demanding a public health solution.

We all have a role to play. From how the media covers our life’s most traumatic moments, to how frontline providers interact with families, to how families cope, adapt, go back to work, and laugh again. As a nation, we must create a  coordinated and comprehensive response for our families and those that serve them on the frontlines.

Tailored programs are helping bereaved families cope in every community throughout the nation.

Resources, tools and programs for frontline professionals are being developed and widely adopted.

Our nation recognizes bereavement care as an essential element to comprehensive health and wellbeing.


Everyone has a role to play.

Our nation must act.

Millions of Americans will lose a loved one this year and need support to regain their lives.

Our families need help.


Bereavement care is the rule, not exception.

Our nation must act.

Imagine a future where families get the help they deserve and can regain their lives with support.

Our families deserve it.

Imagine a tomorrow where sending “thoughts and prayers” is a relic of the past.