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Respondents needed for Palliative care workforce needs assessment survey

Workforce assessment aims to assess gap between perceived palliative care workforce needs and actual number of trained professionals.

The increasing number of individuals living with chronic and serious conditions has a direct impact on the care you provide and the staff you need to care for them. Organizations throughout California and across the country are developing and investing in palliative care programs to meet the needs of these individuals, improve quality metrics, and reduce costs.

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, in partnership with the California State University Institute for Palliative Care, is asking that your organization participate in the Institute’s assessment of organizations’ current and future palliative care workforce needs. The results of the survey will be used to:

  1. Assess the gap between perceived palliative care workforce needs and the actual number of trained professionals available to meet those needs.
  2. Determine the fiscal challenges organizations face in developing a palliative care workforce.
  3. Identify the educational needs of organizations relative to palliative care.
  4. Understand the palliative care programmatic and workforce needs of Coalition members.

We ask that you participate in this important workforce assessment, completing the version that best aligns with your role, and share this request with others in your organization who can best respond to the other two assessments.

The Institute has created three separate assessments applicable to three roles within your organization:

You can access the assessments using the links above. The completion deadline is July 15, 2015.

As the first statewide educational and workforce development initiative focused on palliative care, the CSU Institute for Palliative Care is dedicated to addressing the need for professionals who can help individuals and families managing serious and chronic illnesses achieve quality of life along with quality of care. The Institute is helping California develop a more qualified palliative care workforce by educating both current and future healthcare professionals and the public. To learn more about the mission and programs, please visit

Thank you for completing the assessment before the July 15th deadline. If you have any questions, please email Helen McNeal at

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