How to Get Started Building a Community-Based Palliative Care Program
This is the first course in the 11-part series of Building a Community-Based Palliative Care Program. You can take this single course or the entire series.
Developing a new community-based palliative care program is an essential element of a post-acute care strategy. The development process requires an investment of time, resources, and finances. Rather than waste time with false starts, inadequate plans, and rushed implementation, wouldn’t you rather begin with a head start?
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This self-paced How to Get Started online course provides a brief overview of the ten-step process for building community-based palliative care programs, as well as the rationale for each of the steps in the process. With this overview, you can become acquainted with the Building a Community-Based Palliative Care Program series, developed by national leaders and experts, specifically for the CSU Institute for Palliative Care.
This series is ideal for clinical and administrative leaders working in:
- Health systems
- Physician offices and clinics
- Home health agencies
- Social service organizations
- Accountable care organizations
- Medical homes
- And other organizations interested in developing a program or partnering to provide community-based palliative care
|Begins:||Immediately upon registration|
|Location:||Completely online, available 24/7|
|Requires:||Computing skills sufficient to complete graduate work, access to a computer with an Internet connection.|
|Is ideal for:||Palliative care professionals interested in or responsible for any step of the development process|
|Provides:||An overview of a ten-step community-based palliative care development and integration process|
Call to buy the entire series or learn about group discounts: 760-750-7288.
The CSU Institute for Palliative Care’s community-based palliative care development process is described, allowing programs to understand the resources required to build a successful program. Participants will explore the benefits of a multidisciplinary implementation team and be able to download a tool that can be used to select team members. The pros and cons of hiring a consultant to facilitate the development and integration process are also described.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
- Describe the ten-step community-based palliative care development process
- Discuss the benefits of convening a multidisciplinary palliative care implementation project team
- Analyze the pros and cons of hiring a consultant to assist in your implementation process
Section 1: The Community-based Palliative Care Development Process
- Implement vs. Integrate
- The CSU Institute Community-Based Palliative Care Development Process
Section 2: The Multidisciplinary Implementation Team
- Benefits of Utilizing a Multidisciplinary Implementation Team
- Selecting Implementation Team Members
- Level of Stakeholder Involvement
- Finalizing the Committee
- Engaging the Other Stakeholders in the Implementation Process
Section 3: Do You Need a Consultant?
Kathy Brandt, MS, the Principal of the kb group, has over twenty-five years working in hospice, palliative care, aging, and caregiving at the national, state, and local level. Kathy helps organizations identify and maximize their capacity through business development, project management, marketing, engagement, strategic planning and systems design. For more than 16 years Kathy helped lead the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, working her way up through the organization to become the Senior Vice President, Office of Innovation and the Executive Director of NHPCO’s Mary J Labyak Institute for Innovation. For seven years Kathy worked at Suncoast Hospice where she created a community engagement model, Project DECIDE, which led to Suncoast being named as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded Rallying Points Regional Resource Center.
Helen B. McNeal is the Executive Director of the California State University Institute for Palliative Care at CSUSM. Prior to joining CSUSM, Helen served as Vice President of San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine (SDHIPM) where she was responsible for all of the operations of The Institute for Palliative Medicine.
Prior to joining SDHIPM in 2007, Helen was Founder and President of Naria, LLC. Helen founded and was Board Chair of Evergreen Hospice in Markham, Ontario; she has consulted with both U.S. and Canadian government agencies on palliative care strategies. Helen is also the co-author of Module IV: Palliative Care of A Comprehensive Guide to the Care of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS. She has consulted with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization on state hospice organization initiatives and led a national project to look at end of life care in the American prison system.
In addition to a degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan, Helen has done post-graduate study in business, psychology and organizational development.
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