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Hospice and Palliative Care Council of Vermont-A member of the National Palliative Care and Hospice Organization that is committed to assuring access to high quality palliatve and end-of-life care.  Council maintains a list of upcoming New England events for professionals in the field of hospice.

Area Health Education Centers- (AHEC's) - Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) is a nationwide system, begun by the federal government in the late 1970’s.  The programs are designed to address health staffing distribution and the quality of primary care through community-based initiatives. The program is designed to encourage universities and educators to look beyond institutions to partnerships that promote solutions which meet community health needs. Vermont AHEC locations include: The University of Vermont's College of Medicine AHEC Program (established in 1996 and now includes the Program Office at the University of Vermont in Burlington); Northeastern Vermont AHEC (started in 1997 and located in St. Johnsbury, VT); Champlain Valley AHEC, (launched in 1998 in St. Albans;) and Southern Vermont AHEC, (located in Springfield, VT). 

Rural Palliative Care Network- The Rural Palliative Care Network at Fletcher Allen provides education and training in palliative care and hospice medicine for community physicians and hospitals in our region. 

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American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine- The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is professional resource for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine.  This site isdedicated to expanding access of patients and families to high quality palliative care, and advancing the discipline of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, through professional education and training, development of a specialist workforce, support for clinical practice standards, research and public policy.

Americans for Better Care of the Dying-Americans for Better Care of the Dying (ABCD) aims to improve end-of-life care by learning which social and political changes will lead to enduring, efficient, and effective programs. We work with the public, clinicians, policymakers, and other end-of-life organizations to make change happen.  Our goals are to:  Build momentum for reform ; Explore new methods and systems for delivering care; and Shape public policy through evidence-based understanding

American Hospice Foundation- The American Hospice Foundation seeks to improve access to quality hospice care through public education, professional training, and advocacy on behalf of consumers.

Center to Advance Palliative Care- The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) provides health care professionals with the tools, training and technical assistance necessary to start and sustain successful palliative care programs in hospitals and other health care settings.

End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center (EPERC)- The MS-PCE project supports individuals involved in the design, implementation, and/or evaluation of End-of-Life/ Palliative education for physicians, nurses and other health care professionals.

The EPEC Project (Education in palliative and End-of-Life Care)- The mission of the EPEC project is to educate all healthcare professionals on the essential clicincal competencies in palliative care. 

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association- Established in 1986, the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association is the nation's largest and oldest professional nursing organization dedicated to promoting excellence in hospice and palliative nursing care

Hospice Foundation of America-  Supports professionals by offering online and home study courses that allow you to earn CEs, annual live conferences events held across the U.S. and Canada, a webinar series and news services to keep you up-to-date.

Initiative for Pediatric Palliative Care The Initiative for Pediatric Palliative Care (IPPC) is both an education and a quality improvement effort, aimed at enhancing family-centered care for children living with life-threatening conditions.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization  NHPCO is dedicated to promoting and maintaining quality care for terminally ill persons and their families, and to making hospice an integral part of the U.S. health care system. 

Palliative Care Policy Center- The Palliative Care Policy Center (PCPC) offers expert support to hospitals, nursing homes, health systems, hospices, and other organizations that serve individuals nearing the end of life. We seek to help you make breakthrough change happen in areas that matter to patients and families. A key goal of our activities is to gather information and create a common database that can help improve the experience of dying patients and their families everywhere.

Pain, Medicine & Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center-  E-learning for clinicians in pain and symptom management. Our section, For Professionals, also contains information on fellowships and observerships within the Department, conferences, email discussion groups, and a grand rounds schedule for professionals to assist in their advancement and understanding of pain medicine and palliative care.

Practical Bioethics- The Center for Practical Bioethics is a nonprofit, free-standing and independent organization nationally recognized for its work in practical bioethics. Since 1984, the Center has helped patients and their families, healthcare professionals, policymakers and corporate leaders grapple with ethically complex issues in medicine and research.

Promoting Excellence in End-of-life Care-  Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying people and their families. The results of our work are archived by Growth House, Inc. for the ongoing benefit of the field.



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