TODAY

The National Association for Home Care holds a news conference to launch its public awareness campaign on behalf of home health care and hospice services, 1:30 p.m. in the conference rooms on the 13th floor of the National Press Club. Phone 547-7424.

President Reagan flies from his Santa Barbara, Calif., ranch to Seattle for a fund-raising event for Sen. Slade Gorton (R-Wash.) and then returns to Washington, D.C.

Congressional Quarterly sponsors a program entitled "Rules, Strategies and Tactics for the House of Representatives," today and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Phone 887-8620.

Ambassadors Lawrence Eagleburger and Donald McHenry hold a news briefing on the "Compact for African Development, a report by the Committee on African Development, at 10:30 a.m. in the Embassy Room of the DuPont Plaza Hotel.

American Enterprise Institute holds its public policy week at the Mayflower Hotel. Speakers today and Tuesday include OMB Director James C. Miller III, Labor Secretary William E. Brock, Sen. Jake Garn (R-Utah) and former U.N. ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick. Phone 862-5829. TUESDAY

The board of governors of the U.S. Postal Service holds a public meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Room, 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Phone 268-4800.

Americans for Democratic Action holds a news conference on its 1985 Christmas toy price and quality survey at 11 a.m. in the Oyster School, 29th and Calvert streets. NW. Phone 337-3278 or 244-4080. WEDNESDAY

"Political Prospects for 1986" is the title of a briefing that will feature David Gergen, managing editor of U.S. News and World Report, and Fred Barnes, senior editor of The New Republic, 8 a.m. at 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Phone 393-0772.

The National Chamber Foundation sponsors a meeting on health-care IRAs, at 3:30 p.m. in the Herman Lay Room of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Phone 463-5552.

Samuel R. Pierce Jr., secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, announces the recipients of the Community Development Block Grants Technical Assistance Awards, 11 a.m. in Room 10233 at HUD, 451 Seventh St. SW.

The League of Conservation Voters sponsors a reception and dinner in honor of its founder, Marion Edey, at 6:30 p.m. in the National Press Club. Phone 547-7200.

NASA holds a news conference on Voyager's encounter with Uranus, at 1:30 p.m., 400 Maryland Ave. SW. THURSDAY

The Commerce Department sponsors a seminar on U.S. aerospace market opportunities in the Pacific. Officials from the departments of Commerce, State and Defense will speak on trade issues that could affect the marketing of aerospace products and services. Phone 377-2836.

A Cato Institute policy forum entitled "Dispelling the Myths on Imports," with Murray Weidenbaum, director of the Center for the Study of American Business at Washington University, is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 224 Second St. SE. Phone 546-0200. FRIDAY

The Full Employment Action Council holds a briefing on Hispanic joblessness, at 11 a.m. in Room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. It and the National Council of LaRaza will release a report on trends in Hispanic unemployment, education and earnings. Phone 393-7415.

The National Black Independent Political Party opens a three-day conference with a rally at Hines Junior High School, 8th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE.