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Palliative Care Task Force

San Francisco Palliative Care Task Force Final Report

San Francisco Palliative Care and Supportive Care Resources Directory







To ensure that San Franciscans have access to palliative care now and in the future, and that the delivery of this care is a collaborative effort between all stakeholders, the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) are co-sponsoring the San Francisco Palliative Care Task Force.

The San Francisco Palliative Care Task Force will bring together a diverse group of representatives from leading health care and community organizations, advocacy and professional associations, as well as consumers and caregivers, to summarize and evaluate the current state of palliative care in San Francisco and make recommendations for the future. View the Palliative Care Task Force Member List.


Palliative Care Task Force Meetings

The San Francisco Palliative Care Task Force will host five meetings from late-May through mid-August. A schedule of meetings by possible content area appears below:

Meeting 1 Agenda (May 29, 2014) - Introductions; Discussion—Members Experience with Palliative Care & Palliative Care Framing Presentation; Discussion/Selection of Task Force Primary Goal, Scope of Work, Work Processes.

Meeting 2 Agenda (June 19, 2014) - Clarification of Task Force Definition of Palliative Care; Identify Opportunities for Future Palliative Care Services, (e.g., Quality, Systems, Financial, Community Education).

Meeting 3 Agenda (July 10, 2014) - Finalize Task Force Palliative Care Definitions; Understand Quality Measures and San Francisco's Transitional Care Program; Time for Workgroup Meetings

Meeting 4 Agenda (July 24, 2014) - Advance Work Group Recommendations

Meeting 5 (August 14, 2014) - Finalize Task Force Report Framework and Workgroup Recommendations

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