Company Background

Health Professions Press, Inc. (HPP) is a specialist publisher focused on the broad range of issues ingerontology, long-term care, and health administration. Recognizing that society’s needs in caring for an aging population were growing rapidly, HPP set out when it incorporated in 1989 to address these concerns with textbooks and practical, state-of-the-art resources that would help both professional and family caregivers meet their obligations. Today HPP products address a broad range of health care needs.

You may recognize the HPP logo from such important works as Managing Health Services Organizations and Systems, the best-selling health administration textbook now in its fourth edition, or The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care, a groundbreaking book series helping to change the way dignified care is provided to people with dementia. HPP has become respected for its reliable, high-quality publications in the human services. Many of its books have earnedprestigious awards.

HPP has a dedicated staff of publishing professionals who work in tandem to create and distribute products that can help you with your health care questions. We hope you will enjoy visiting our web site. Book mark it and visit often. You’ll find updates on our new and forthcoming titles, information about where you can meet us at conferences, copies of our latest news releases, a full online catalog with convenient shopping cart, and so much more. We look forward to getting to know you.

HPP is a subsidiary of Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., Inc. ( Both companies are based in Baltimore, Maryland. HPP products are available around the world. Many have beentranslated into other languages.


Health Professions Press will be the leading independent publisher of health care and aging-related resources, providing the knowledge, tools, and inspiration necessary to improve the lives of people around the world. Working with innovative authors who are transforming their fields, HPP will advance progressive practice and research to change the culture of health care and revolutionize how we grow older.


Health Professions Press publishes high-quality, evidence-based resources of lasting value for health care professionals, researchers, students, and families. Recognized particularly for its titles in Alzheimer’s care, HPP has been dedicated since 1989 to advancing physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual health.  Our award-winning books and other media span the fields of aging, long-term and acute care, rehabilitation, allied health, social work, psychology, and nursing. Partnering with our authors, HPP develops products and services that promote compassionate and holistic care, improve organizational leadership, foster more rewarding and satisfying care experiences, broaden professional knowledge, and preserve the individual dignity of those served.

HPP Customers

HPP’s customers come from all areas of health care and work or study in many disciplines. Health careprofessionals employed in nursing homes or long-term care (LTC) facilities are a primary audience for HPP books. Whether you are a senior-level administrator, medical director, nurse, activities director, therapist, nursing assistant, or direct care staff member, HPP products may help you change the way you do your job. If you are a student in gerontology, health care, health administration, or a related allied health field, then you may well use an HPP book; programs at the graduate and undergraduate level, in vocational and technical schools, and in distance learning adopt HPP titles to meet their instructional needs. Many HPP products are also valuable sources of help for family caregivers, particularly spouses and adult children, caring for a relative.

HPP Product and Performance

In the HPP product mix, you’ll find books and training materials, some in video or CD-ROM format. Subjects cover such areas of concern in long-term care as Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, staff training, mental health, activities, nutrition, exercise, and hospice and palliative care. Among the health administration titles, you’ll find covered policy, management, productivity, leadership, ethics, and other topics.

HPP titles are award winners. Some of the more recent and influential include:

Go to our awards page, to see our list of award winners!


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