The South Carolina Home Care & Hospice Association (SCHCHA) is a nonprofit trade association representing providers of home health, hospice, palliative care, and personal care services. The Association was established in 1979 and currently has a membership of over 300 provider agencies and vendors, who provide products and services to providers. SCHCHA's mission is to provide Resources, Education, Advocacy and Leadership. Services include: technical assistance, monthly newsletters, quality educational programs, annual directory, email alerts, and political lobbying. SCHCHA strongly advocates for their members and the many patients they serve, and is recognized by colleagues, regulators, and legislators as one of the most active and effective home care associations in the US.