Identifying Potential Community or Organizational Partners to Strengthen Your Palliative Care Program
This is the fourth course in the 11-part series of Building a Community-Based Palliative Care Program. You can take this single course or the entire series.
For many palliative care providers, partnerships have made the difference between success and failure. Partnership with other providers or community organizations can help you identify and access patients, meet fiscal goals, or improve patient outcomes.
Identifying Potential Community or Organizational Partners to Strengthen Your Palliative Care Program explores specific ways partnerships can enhance your palliative care program. You’ll come away with strategies for measuring the return on your partnership investment as well.
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This course was written by Kathleen Taylor, MA, LMHC, President of KT Coaching & Consulting, where she provides healthcare coaching and consulting services that enhance communication and connection.
Taylor’s 22+ years of expertise in hospice and palliative care, advance care planning, community engagement, and program development, will provide you with key strategies for evaluating potential partners and identifies methods for strengthening current partnerships.
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|
|Costs:||$129 per student, group discounts available|
|Continuing education:||1 hour|
|Requires:||Computing skills sufficient to complete graduate work, access to a computer with an Internet connection|
|Is ideal for:||Organizational and palliative care program leaders, business development strategists and board members|
|Provides:||Partnership strategies designed to expand the capacity, reach and expertise of your palliative care program|
Call to buy the entire series or learn about group discounts: 760-750-7288.
One of the benefits of palliative care is that it breaks down silos between healthcare providers. By engaging partners your community-based palliative care program can experience increased referrals, greater visibility, and new expertise to strengthen your program. Explore ways your organization can develop partnerships that help you reach your goals sooner. Examples of community-based palliative care partnerships are provided.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
- Describe different types and levels of partnership to strengthen your palliative care program
- Identify key questions and resources that can help you find and evaluate potential partners
- Recognize the importance of measuring the impact of partnerships, as well the specific benefits each partner receives.
The program is comprised of the following sections, which you can complete at a time and place convenient to you:
Section 1: Types and Levels of Partnership
- Types of Partnerships
- Financial Partnerships
- Access Partnerships
- Care Provision Partnerships
- Other Types of Partnerships
- Levels of Partnerships
- Decision Making
Section 2: Find and Evaluate Potential Partners
- Is Partnership the Answer?
- Evaluating Potential Partners
- Evaluating your Partnership Readiness
- Defining the Partnership
Section 3: Measuring the Impact of Partnerships
- Start with Your Own Measures
- Measuring Partnership Satisfaction
Kathleen Taylor, MA, LMHC is the President of KT Coaching & Consulting, where she provides healthcare coaching and consulting services that enhance communication and connection, and improve the patient and clinician experience. Kathleen has over 22 years of experience in the healthcare and nonprofit sectors, with specific expertise in hospice and palliative care, advance care planning, community engagement, and program development.
For over a decade, she served as the director of community engagement at the country’s largest nonprofit hospice organization. Previously, she managed a national Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant program establishing grassroots coalitions to improve end-of-life care, and worked for over 7 years as a hospice counselor serving patients and families coping with life-limiting illness, caregiving and grief.
In 2012, Kathleen delivered a TEDx talk about living an authentic life, which has since been shared around the world and used in social work curricula and other training programs. Kathleen is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Clinical Supervisor. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Stetson University, a Master’s degree in Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of South Florida, and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management & Innovation at the University of Tampa’s John Sykes College of Business.
DATE: Open Registration
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 1 hour
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