2021 MNHPC Annual Conference

MNHPC is pleased to announce that our annual conference will return in 2021 with the theme, “The Best Care Possible.”

Our theme provides a framework for addressing important issues in serious illness and end-of-life care, including topics such as pain and symptom management, regulatory issues, and whole person care. This year’s theme also provides an opportunity to address issues that have come to the forefront in the past year, including caring for patients during a global pandemic and striving for equity in health care for all patients in all  phases of life.

To ensure the health and safety of participants, this year’s conference will be presented virtually, but it will still be the same high quality continuing education experience that attendees have come to expect from MNHPC conferences. Likewise, it will be an opportunity to connect with others in the serious illness and end-of-life care community in new and exciting ways.

We are excited to announce Sunita Puri, M.D. and Dr. Naheed Dosani will be keynote speakers this year at the conference!


Registration is now LIVE! To register, click here: Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care Annual Conference


The first 100 registrants will receive That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour, a 2019 memoir written by Dr. Sunita Puri.

Mark your calendars now and make plans to join us, May 10-11, 2021.


Serious Illness Action Network Report:
Addressing Urgent Needs in Serious Illness Care During COVID-19

To address urgent needs in serious illness care during Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Stratis Health and Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care (MNHPC) convened a virtual forum in August 2020, resulting in a new report that includes action plans for the pandemic and beyond.

Click here to read the report





Health Equity and COVID-19

This summer, MNHPC presented a webinar with Dr. Miguel Ruiz, "Health Equity and COVID-19."  Recordings of the webinar are now available for purchase. The cost is $20 for MNHPC members and $30 for non-members. Click here to learn more.


MNHPC....40 Years Strong and Looking to the Future

In 1980 a small group of dedicated individuals formed MNHPC as a way to support professionals and volunteers in the emerging field of hospice care. They knew that health care at the end of life is just as vital as at any other stage of life, and they were committed to providing skilled, compassionate care for people nearing death and support for their families and loved ones. Forty years later, MNHPC has grown to become a leading voice in serious illness and end-of-life care; our membership and our reach has grown, but our values have not changed. We are committed to providing resources, education, and advocacy for people facing serious illness or the end of life and for those who care for them.

The milestone of our 40th anniversary has given us an opportunity to look back on all we have accomplished. We celebrated this summer with a virtual event with longtime friends of MNHPC Lores Vlaminck and Dr. Vic Sandler. You can watch the video of the event by clicking on the video on the right.

2020 has also brought with it unprecedented challenges to small organizations like ours. We are committed to continuing to do this important work, but we need your help.

Please consider supporting end-of-life and serious illness care through a donation to Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care so that we can continue to be there for individuals and families in the most difficult times of their lives and for the professionals and volunteers who rely on us for education, resources, advocacy, and support.

Click here to make a donation today.

Prefer to donate by mail? Checks can be mailed to MNHPC, 1265 Grey Fox Road Suite 2, Arden Hills, MN, 55112.


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 is 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.

Forty 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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