Funding for Palliative Care Training
We have a couple options for funding your palliative care education. Read on to learn more!
Free palliative care training available for Medi-Cal providers
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has announced it will provide $244,000 to fund palliative care education for qualified Medi-Cal providers through the California State University Institute for Palliative Care.
Through the program, qualified Medi-Cal providers and their clinician staff can apply for free access to Institute courses for a limited time through an agreement with DHCS.
These online courses will prepare providers to deliver palliative care services to their Medi-Cal beneficiaries, in accordance with Senate Bill 1004 (Hernandez, 2014).
Eligible applicants are all providers and clinical staff who are caring for Medi-Cal participants and need a better understanding of palliative care and how to recognize chronically or seriously ill people who need it.
There is no cost for this training for qualified and approved applicants. To learn more click the link below.
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Scholarships for San Diego County health professionals
The CSU Institute for Palliative Care has awarded $25,000 annually over the past three years to fund palliative care education for social workers, nurses, chaplains and other health professionals. These Donald and Darlene Marcos Shiley Scholarships are designed to expand and improve the delivery of palliative care across San Diego County.
More than 40 recipients have been selected for the awards since 2015. The scholarships cover the full cost of tuition in Institute courses, and recipients have enrolled in courses ranging from Advanced Practice Certificate in Palliative Care to Essentials of Palliative Care Chaplaincy to Care of Latinos with Serious Illness to Post-MSW Palliative Care Certificate.