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How to: Launch a palliative care task forceHave you ever wondered how you can start a palliative care task force by working with your local government?

Don’t reinvent the wheel—tune in to our FREE webinar on December 10, 2014, and learn how the San Francisco Palliative Care Task Force launched an initiative to meet the city’s current and future palliative care needs.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Noon to 1 p.m. PST
FREE | + $25 for CEs
Register for this FREE webinar

Webinar participants will be able to:

  • Identify methods to convene diverse palliative care stakeholders across the health and social service sectors
  • Create processes for working groups to develop strategic and implementable palliative care recommendations
  • Learn how to recreate similar efforts within your own city and county


  • Monique Parrish, DrPHFounder/Director, LifeCourse Strategies, Orinda, CA
  • Christine Ritchie, MDProfessor, UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
  • Anne HintonExecutive Director, Aging & Adult Services, City & County of San Francisco, CA

This FREE webinar is co-sponsored by the California HealthCare Foundation and the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California.
Register NOW


In May 2014, members of the San Francisco Palliative Care Task Force embarked on a three-month effort with a goal to develop strategic recommendations to meet San Francisco’s current and future palliative care needs

The Task Force—comprised of a diverse group of representatives from San Francisco’s leading health care and community organizations, advocacy and professional associations, and consumers, in conjunction with a group of engaged members of the public—identified three deliverables to support the Task Force framing goal:

  1. Identify definitions for palliative care, and a palliative care target population,
  2. Develop an inventory of dedicated palliative care services currently available in San Francisco; and
  3. Create priority short-term and long-term palliative care recommendations aimed at improving access to quality palliative care.

To facilitate the development of short-term and long-term recommendations, the Task Force formed four working groups: Quality, Finance, Systems, and Community Education.

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