National and Statewide Partners
The formation of the CSU Institute for Palliative Care is a watershed event in palliative care as it is the first statewide educational initiative with both a workforce development and community awareness focus. The Institute works in partnership with palliative care and community organizations to help build awareness of palliative care among healthcare and related professionals as well as in the general public.
Center to Advance Palliative Care
The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) provides health care professionals with the tools, training and technical assistance necessary to start and sustain successful palliative care programs in hospitals and other health care settings. Located at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, CAPC is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services for people facing serious, complex illness. Learn more from the CAPC website…
City of Hope/ELNEC
City of Hope is recognized worldwide for its compassionate patient care, innovative science and translational research, which rapidly turns laboratory breakthroughs into promising new therapies. One of only 40 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers nationwide, City of Hope is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. For nearly 100 years, compassion has driven its innovation as City of Hope’s pioneering research has brought the world closer to cures for many life-threatening diseases, from cancer to diabetes. Learn more about ELNEC from the City of Hope website…
The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
Every Californian needs to think about the kind of care they would want if they became seriously ill or incapacitated. It is also important that you talk with your loved ones and doctors about your choices, and then write down your wishes in an advance directive document. The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California provides an array of resources, both for free and that you can purchase, to help you think about your choices, make decisions and communicate with your loved ones. Click on the following link to learn more about resources you can use: Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
The Conversation Project
The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. We believe that the place to begin is at the kitchen table – not in the intensive care unit – with the people we love, before it’s too late. The Conversation Project began in 2010 when Ellen Goodman and a group of colleagues and concerned media, clergy, and medical professionals gathered to share stories of “good deaths” and “bad deaths” within their own circle of loved ones. Over several months, a vision emerged for a grassroots, public campaign spanning both traditional and new media that would change our culture. The goal: to make it easier to initiate conversations about dying, and to encourage people to talk now and as often as necessary so that their wishes are know when the time comes.
Palliative Care Program at Jewish Family and Children’s Services
Jewish Family and Children’s Services is one of the oldest and largest family service institutions in the United States. Today, it serves 65,000 people annually in the San Francisco Bay Area with the highest quality, research-based social services designed to strengthen individuals, strengthen families, and strengthen community. Learn more from the Jewish Family and Children’s Services website…
The interdisciplinary Palliative Care team at Seniors At Home, JFCS’ senior services division, works with clients of all ages to relieve suffering and improve quality of life. Learn more from the Seniors At Home website.
Physician Assistants in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Physician Assistants in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (PAPHM) is a non-profit Specialty Organization affiliated with the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Members practice in clinical, research, and education settings.
The purpose of this organization is to educate PAs on the fields of Palliative and Hospice medicine, grow these areas of medicine through the use of PAs, and advocate for PA rights in Hospice care. Learn more about them here.