Cancer Plan Minnesota 2025

Objective 18

Increase the utilization of palliative care services


18.1 Conduct a large-scale community awareness and education campaign that uses consistent messaging about palliative care

18.2 Support collaborative learning ventures among partners that help establish and grow new palliative care programs

18.3 Increase the number of health professionals trained in adult and pediatric palliative care

18.4 Promote systems change to integrate palliative care, following practice guidelines, with routine cancer care

18.5 Educate health care professionals about tools and resources they can use to facilitate meaningful, culturally sensitive conversations with patients and families about palliative care


Originally presented at Cancer Summit Minnesota 2017, this “Spotlight” presentation is intended to be a fast-paced introduction to this objective.


A strategy action group has formed to work on Strategy 18.4. For more information visit their group page.

At Cancer Summit Minnesota 2017 small groups discussed the strategies corresponding with this objective. Below are their compiled notes:


Original Cancer Plan Advance Care Planning & Hospice workgroup issue statement on this objective and the original objective and strategies.

Advance Care Planning & Hospice workgroup page.


Coming Soon!


Measure: Claims for palliative care services
Data Source: TBD (Potential use of All Payer Claims Database)
Baseline: TBD Target: TBD