North Dakota Rural Community-Based Palliative Care
The North Dakota Rural Community-Based Palliative Care
project is a multi-state (North Dakota, Wisconsin,
Minnesota, and Washington), multi-faceted project to
increase access to palliative care services in rural
communities to improve quality of life and quality of
care for those with advanced illness and complex care
Seven rural communities will be identified to
participate in the North Dakota Rural Community-Based
Palliative Care project.
A community based team of interdisciplinary
representatives from rural hospitals, clinics, home
health agencies, nursing homes, hospice programs and
other community organizations will be formed in each of
the seven rural communities.
Participants will be asked to complete an asset and
gap analysis related to palliative care services
implementation at the beginning and end of the project.
Project activity will include; networking
opportunities, planning workshops with community teams
and providing ongoing mentoring calls.
A community action plan for developing and or
enhancing palliative care services will be developed and
Success for each of the participating rural communities
and individual care providers depends on the mutual
commitment and collaborative efforts of both the Center
for Rural Health and the participating organization
beginning February 2018 and continuing through 2020.