Building Generalist Palliative Care Capabilities in California's Safety Net Health Care Systems

July 19, 2022
1 to 2 p.m. ET

About this webinar
In 2020 and 2021, LifeCourse Strategies, a California-based strategic health consulting organization, supported California public health care systems to plan and pilot generalist palliative care interventions through the Generalist Palliative Care project. Special palliative care teams worked with a service line to integrate basic palliative care processes into their routine care with the goal of developing high-quality serious illness care throughout the state's safety net health care systems.

This webinar will describe the processes used and the lessons learned throughout the experience. Faculty from the initiative will discuss how the approaches used by these organizations can be adopted or adapted by any health care system that wants to improve the care of their patients with serious illness.

LifeCourse Strategies, Orinda, Calif., provides technical consulting and support to non-profit and public organizations addressing the health and social service needs of individuals with chronic illness or disabilities.


July 19, 2022
1 to 2 p.m. ET
(Please adjust for your time zone)

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Non-members: $100

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  • Outline gaps in serious illness care and identify improvement opportunities through generalist palliative care. 
  • Describe the structure of the generalist palliative care in safety net health care systems project. 
  • Provide examples of generalist palliative care projects and outcomes. 
  • Explore opportunities for spreading generalist palliative care.

Who Should Attend

This complimentary webinar is designed for …
  • Palliative care providers
  • Hospice care providers
  • Aging services providers
  • Long-term care providers
  • Clinicians responsible for direct patient care, both inpatient and outpatient
  • Chief medical officers
  • Chief nursing officers
  • Regional and organizational palliative care leaders and administrators



Wendy G. Anderson, MD, MS
Palliative Care Attending Physician
Director of Palliative Care Expansion
Alameda Health System


Kathleen Kerr, BA
Health Care Consultant
Transforming Care Partners


Anne Kinderman, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine


Kate Meyers, MPP
Senior Program Officer
California Health Care Foundation


Monique Parrish, DrPH, MPH, LCSW
Founder and Director
LifeCourse Strategies

Program Moderator


Denise Hess, MDiv., BCC-PCHAC
Director, Supportive Care
Catholic Health Association

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