Community Partnerships and Formal Needs Assessments
In our last newsletter, we began a discussion about implementing community based palliative care. This month, we’ll look at community partnerships and doing a formal needs assessment. Before you skip this important groundwork saying “Well, I know about that!” stick with me a moment.
I was part of our Leading the Way to Community-Based Palliative Care Success course at the NHPCO’s Management and Leadership Conference, it was exciting to feel the rising interest participants had in building their own community-based palliative care program. With 100+ new friends and colleagues in the room, the energy was palpable for topics like billing and metrics. But what was even more encouraging to see was the dawning excitement for the topics that lay the foundation for success.