Educating the Community and Health Care Professionals
MNHPC offers a variety of programming options for the community and for professionals. For the community, these programs educate on advance care planning, palliative care and hospice. For professionals, our programming advances their knowledge of palliative and hospice care resulting in improved quality of care for patients, families and communities.
Annual Fall Forum
The MNHPC Fall Forum is a continuing education opportunity designed for all members of the hospice and palliative care interdisciplinary team. Held in October or November, this day-long workshop has featured both local and national speakers presenting on timely and relevant topics. Previous Fall Forums have focused on clinical, ethical, and spiritual aspects of serious illness and end-of-life care and appeal to a variety of professions.
The goal of the MNHPC Annual Conference is to advance the knowledge of healthcare professionals and volunteers who provide serious illness and end-of-life care services, resulting in improved quality of care for patients and families representing all communities in our region. With over 800 attendees and 50 concurrent sessions, this conference is a valuable educational and networking opportunity for all members of the hospice and palliative care interdisciplinary team. Please visit our conference page for up-to-date information on keynote speakers and conference information.
The Hospice Stories Project
Funded by The Saint Paul Foundation, F.R. Bigelow Foundation, UCare Foundation and a Live Well at Home Grant from Department of Human Services (DHS).
In 2014, MNHPC formed a community partnership with ECHO-TPT, SoLaHmo and West Side Community Health Services. Together the partnership is working to increase awareness about the values that impact the choices individuals and families make at the end of life and to introduce hospice care as an important option.
The goal of the project is to expand resources and information about end-of-life care to Somali, Latino and Hmong communities. We also aim to raise awareness among hospice organizations and care providers about the values, beliefs and traditions that are important to individuals from various cultures and open the discussion around what it means to approach this work with cultural humility.
Expanding Hospice and Palliative Care Resources: A Partnership with Home and Community-based Services Providers
This project is a community education and capacity building project of Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care in collaboration with seven Minnesota Area Agencies on Aging (AAA’s), and is funded in part by a Live Well at Home Grant from Department of Human Services (DHS).
The goal of the project is to increase the availability of consistent, accurate and culturally relevant information and educational resources on palliative care, hospice care, advance care planning, Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining (POLST) and Veteran’s end-of-life care benefits to older adults across the State of Minnesota through training of Home and Community-based Services Providers and ongoing resource development and support. The Serious Illness and End-of-Life Care Trainings are a primary piece of this project.