MISSION, VISION, & REACH
Building palliative care access, awareness, and advocacy
The CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care’s mission is to increase access to and awareness of palliative care by educating current and future health professionals and building community awareness and advocacy. We envision a world where in serious illness and through the end of life, everyone has access to the highest quality palliative care.
Quality and rigor of our programs
Career development programs for palliative care professionals often fall into two extremes: they are either expensive in-person fellowships or short surface-level online courses. Our online palliative care courses are different. Our instructor-led certificate programs rival the depth and richness of in-person clinical training, with the accessibility, flexibility, and convenience of online learning. Our interactive self-paced courses are packed with evidence-based strategies that can immediately be put into practice, all backed by the standards of California State University.
“I am so pleased to support a program that will ultimately benefit others the way I have been personally helped. My late husband’s experience with hospice and palliative care made me realize how specialized and important the field of palliative care is today and the growing need for such care in the future.”