This Foundation initiative was established to create the Center to Advance Palliative Care. The goals of this effort are to: (1) increase the number of hospitals that have the capability to provide quality palliative care; (2) create sufficient momentum that hospital-based palliative care becomes standard practice in comprehensive patient care; and (3) provide leadership in the development of standards for palliative care programs.This grant supports the Palliative Care Leadership Centers which will provide technical assistance and support to clinicians and managers from other health care institutions who wish to develop palliative care programs. Specifically, the Leadership Centers will: (1) offer site visits for interdisciplinary teams from other organizations that want to develop or strengthen their own palliative care programs; (2) provide structured training and education during the site visits on such key operational issues as organizational and service models, financing and business planning, hospital-hospice collaboration, staffing and systems to track patients and outcomes; (3) provide continued guidance and distance mentoring to site visitors; and (4) follow up on the planning, implementation, and long-term management of these nascent palliative care programs.
Amount Awarded $750,000.00
Awarded on: 7/30/2003
Time frame: 8/1/2003 - 7/31/2006
Grant Number: 49037