Cancer Plan Minnesota 2025

Objective 19

Increase the utilization of hospice services


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

19.2 Educate health professionals, including those in training, about tools and resources that can
help them to have meaningful, culturally sensitive conversations with patients and families
about hospice and palliative care services

19.3 Increase the number of primary care providers receiving continuing medical education
about hospice care

19.4 Increase the number of nurses completing palliative care training courses


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


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

No groups were formed to discuss strategies 19.3 and 19.4 at the Summit. If you would like to work on one of these strategies please email

At the Summit attendees were also asked to make specific pledges to strategies to help move the work forward. Find the list of who committed to objective 19 strategies here (scroll down to view all the corresponding strategies).


Original Cancer Plan Detection workgroup objective and strategies.

Advance Care Planning & Hospice workgroup page.


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Measure: Median length of stay in hospice for cancer patients
Data Source: Hospice Analytics
Baseline: 22 days (2014) Target: 25 days