Celebrate and Support MNHPC (virtually) on Thursday, July 23rd

Join us on Thursday, July 23rd for a virtual event celebrating 40 years of MNHPC and looking ahead at how our organization can continue to be a leader in hospice and palliative care in our region.

This will be an opportunity to hear from two longtime friends of MNHPC, Lores Vlaminck and Dr. Vic Sandler about the evolution of hospice and palliative care in Minnesota, why they are so committed to the mission of our organization, and their experiences with hospice and palliative care both professionally and personally. It will also be an opportunity to make a financial contribution to ensure that we can continue to support hospice and palliative care in our communities.

You'll be able to access the event right here on the MNHPC website as well as on Facebook on Thursday, July 23rd. We hope you'll join us! Click here to learn more.

Health Equity and COVID-19 Webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought racial and socioeconomic disparities in health care into sharp focus. Join MNHPC and Dr. Miguel Ruiz for a webinar focused on health equity, the pandemic, and the disparate impact it is having on different racial and socioeconomic groups on Tuesday, July 14th at 12:00-1:00 PM CST.

Dr. Ruiz is HealthPartners' Hospice and Community-Based Palliative Care medical director and also a member of the palliative care team at Regions Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota. He has been involved in several equitable and palliative care efforts and projects through the years and currently co-chairs Regions’ Health Equity Committee. He practiced as an Internal Medicine hospitalist over 15 years at Regions Hospital where he also served as chief of staff in 2014-2015.

Dr. Ruiz will begin this one hour webinar with a review of basic concepts and statistics and then will reflect on deeper elements at the root of the growing disparities the data reveals. He will conclude with some ideas about how we, in hospice and palliative care, can engage and advocate for equitable care that identifies and challenges injustice, disparities, and power imbalances.

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MNHPC Launches New Online Course

 Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care is proud to announce a new online learning course "The Basics of Serious Illness and End-of-Life Care" developed with Lores Vlaminck and made possible by a Live Well at Home Grant.

The course is an introduction to serious illness and end-of-life care for home or community based health care providers or anyone caring for someone facing a serious illness or the end of life. It free, open to anyone, and available in four different languages. Click here to learn more.


COVID-19 News and Resources

Health officials around the world are monitoring the spread of COVID-19, commonly referred to as Coronavirus. MNHPC is in communication with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and is staying up to date on information regarding COVID-19, especially as it pertains to hospice and serious illness care providers. Click here to view news and resources regarding COVID-19 and hospice and palliative care.

Guidance for End-of-Life Compassionate Visits Document

MNHPC, LeadingAge Minnesota, and Care Providers of Minnesota have created a document providing guidance related to End-of-Life compassionate visits in long term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to access the document. 

COVID-19 Acute Symptom Management Document

Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care has partnered with MAGIC, the Minnesota Association of Geriatrics Inspired Clinicians, to create a document, "Acute Symptomatic Management for SNF Patients with Dyspnea/Anxiety/Chest Pain/Secretions." The document was created for clinicians to use during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to access it.


A Trusted Leader and Advocate

Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care (MNHPC) is the state's leading hospice and palliative care network. We bring providers, business partners, and individuals together to increase knowledge, access services, and strengthen advocacy for people living with a serious illness or experiencing the end of life.

Thirty-nine years strong, MNHPC is directed by nurses, doctors, clinicians, and community leaders passionate about the value of palliative and hospice care. Our work is helping to shape the future of how palliative and hospice care services are offered and delivered. 

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For Individuals and Families

Learning that you or a loved one has a serious illness or is facing the end of life can be overwhelming. Click the button below to learn more about hospice or palliative care, to find a healthcare provider, or to connect to resources for individuals and families facing serious illness or the end of life.

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For Healthcare Professionals

MNHPC is the state's leading hospice and palliative care network. We offer a variety of programming for hospice and palliative care professionals. Click the button below to learn more about educational and advocacy opportunities and to access resources for hospice and palliative care professionals.

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