2015: Distributed state-wide survey to identify community needs and
interests. It established who was providing palliative care in Alaskan communities and what service structure was being implemented. It identified advance care planning and education as palliative care topics of interest in Alaska.
2017: Developed and hosted an annual Palliative Care Symposium every
October that draws participants from all over the state. Successful events
bring a large number of practitioners from across the state and provide continued education credit to attendees. 2017 Symposium “The New Face of Hope 2018 Symposium “The Many Faces of Palliative Care” 2019 Symposium “Stronger Together: Palliative Care in the Last Frontier’2020 Symposium “Living Well in a Time of Uncertainty 82021 TBD
2015-2018: Created and disseminated a quarterly newsletter which
provided information about programs across the state, education opportunities, supportive resources, and career advancements in Alaska.
2016-2018: Hosted statewide gatherings for interested community members. Each meeting tackled a palliative care topic, including a didactic and opportunities to collaborate as a team.