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!


To register, click here: Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care Annual Conference


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

Weren't one of the first 100? No worries! This book will also be available to attendees at our virtual bookstore during the conference. 

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

NOW OPEN: Check out the 2021 MNHPC Conference Bookstore provided by Magers & Quinn!

 Important announcement for Minnesota Hospice programs!

Per MN statute, hospice programs are required to participate in the NHPCO National Data Set (NDS) as part of their license renewal process.  NHPCO is transitioning the NDS to the Measures of Excellence (MOE) data collection tool and report effective in 2021.  There will be an opportunity to submit 2020 NDS data beginning this April. This will be the last year the NDS is available.  You need to start participating in the 2021 MOE this year to meet the MN hospice license renewal requirements. NHPCO is hosting a webinar for MNHPC Members on May 6th from 2:00-3:00p. Click below for details.

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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 


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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