Newsline - March 2011 - (Page 20)

Short Takes continued 2011 “Reaching Out” Grant Recipients Five hospice organizations have been chosen as third-year grant recipients in NHPCO’s Reaching Out grants program: Guardian Hospice Franklin, TN Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Medford, WI Hospice of Central Iowa West Des Moines, IA Mercy Hospice Roseburg, OR Mountain Hospice Belington, WV Funded through a contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Reaching Out grants were created to support innovative programs committed to increasing access to hospice and palliative care for rural and homeless Veterans. “These grants serve a two-fold purpose,” said NHPCO president/ CEO, Don Schumacher. “They support specific, community- based programs and the lessons learned will help the VA in discovering new ways to reach Veterans who are homeless or living in rural areas and in need of quality care as they near the end of life.” Throughout 2011, grantees will be implementing outreach models in their communities that are designed to expand and increase the quality of care and services provided to rural and homeless Veterans with lifelimiting illnesses. Their work will be shared with members through NHPCO’s various communications, with periodic updates on NHPCO’s new We Honor Veterans website, which was developed in partnership with the VA. The Final Reports from 2009 and 2010, and materials developed by the Reaching Out grant recipients during 2010, are available now on the We Honor Veterans website. National Healthcare Decisions Day: New Website to Increase Awareness Since National Healthcare Decisions Day was established in 2008, it has helped raise public awareness about the importance of advance care planning. Now, a redesigned website will help raise its national profile and improve upon that good work. The site also includes a range of helpful information that has been re-organized for quick and easy access…. The FAQs page includes links to some excellent resources for consumers and professionals alike. The Facts page has handy information to include in your outreach materials. And you will also find some fresh ideas on how to promote advance care planning in your community. NHPCO is among NHDD’s proud supporters. Be sure to visit the site—and bookmark it for future reference. This year’s NHDD falls on April 16! 20 NewsLine

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Newsline - March 2011

Newsline - March 2011
NHPCO’s New Staffing Guidelines
A Message From Don
Recruiting Problems? HMR (display ad)
Hospice in the Continuum: PACE at Midland Care
Capitol Hill Day 2011
Short Takes
Feedback from NHPCO’s Education Needs Assessment
2011 Reaching Out Grant Recipients
National Healthcare Decisions Day Website
JPSM Call for Papers
CE/CME Training Through NHPCO Webinars
Social Work Resource Recommendations
New Volunteer Outreach Materials Now Online
Volunteer Recognition Gift Ideas (display ad)
The Voice of NCHPP
A Nurse and Chaplain Connect
NCHPP QAPI Section Monthly Chats
Replicate Excellence: MVI (display ad)
Education Opportunities through NFDA (display ad)
Members in the News
Hospice Executive Scholarship Program (display ad)
Upcoming Educational Offerings

Newsline - March 2011