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Rural Palliative Care Resource Center - PLAN

Defining focus, goals, and a common vision assists the team with decision making and program development. Identifying potential opportunities and challenges in your healthcare market helps a team develop strategic plans for initiating, evaluating, and sustaining a palliative care program. These resources assist with developing community resources and planning a palliative care program.


Action plan template. An action plan should be developed during the planning stages for a palliative care program. (1-page Word doc)

Mission, Vision, Values and Goals. Begin with these examples and build these foundational building blocks. (1-page PDF)

Sustainability Strategies for Community-based Palliative Care. A summary of field-tested approaches and supporting resources to assist rural community-based palliative care programs in identifying financial strategies to support and sustain services. (7-page PDF)

SWOT Tool. The Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats exercise is key for team planning. (1-slide PowerPoint)

Workshop case studies. The example case studies can be reviewed and discussed during team planning. (2-page PDF)


Rural Community-based Palliative Care Project Evaluation Measures. A sampling of indicators to monitor and evaluate a program. (2-page PDF)