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Thriving in Place in the Community

Here is where you'll find our work with community partners, advancing our mission of making San Francisco a better place for older adults and people with disabilities. More projects are coming online, so check back soon!

San Francisco Palliative Care Work Group Learning Journeys

The San Francisco Palliative Care Work Group has launched a 9-month program to engage members of the City's Chinese, Latinx and African American communities in Learning Journeys to help achieve its mission of ensuring that San Francisco seniors and people of all ages with serious illness, engage in advance care planning (ACP) and learn how to access palliative care.

Through our team of Community Outreach Ambassadors, we are collaborating with community members and leaders to determine the best ways to design culturally appropriate messaging and tailor existing evidence-based materials and tools to use in workshops and other activities; the ideal locations and frequency of workshops; and which organizations and leaders we should partner with to have the most impact. Our aim is to create better access, better health outcomes and ensure that cultural values are respected.

In collaboration with our community partners, we began with the question, "What are the barriers and facilitators for community members to complete advance directives and gain access to end-of-life care and palliative care?" We completed surveys this winter and will host focus groups and workshops in the spring. We may have reached out to you! If you are interested in more information about the project or participating or partnering, please connect:

We are grateful to our funders and partners. Thriving in Place is the fiscal sponsor for the project and is an active partner in achieving the project goals.

Pallative Care Work Group Learning Journeys Generous Funders

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Logo of the Hellman Foundation.
Logo of the San Francisco Human Services Agency: Department of Disability and Aging Services.

Community Partners

  • Alameda County Care Alliance
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Blue Shield of San Francisco
  • California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Californians For Safety & Justice
  • Centro Latino De San Francisco Community Center
  • Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care
  • Chinese Community Health Care Association
  • Chinese Community Health Plan
  • Chinese Hospital SF
  • City College San Francisco
  • Colibri Collaborative
  • Comfort Homesake
  • Dignity Health
  • Dr. George Davis Senior Center
  • Family Caregiver Alliance
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Mettle Health
  • Mission Neighborhood Centers
  • My Purple Folder
  • North East Medical Services
  • On Lok
  • Open Door Legal
  • San Francisco In Home Supportive Services Public Authority
  • San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services
  • Self Help for the Elderly
  • Transforming Care Partners
  • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
  • UCSF Global Brain Health Institute
  • UCSF MERI Center
  • UCSF Zuckerberg SF General
  • Urban Missions
  • Wise Health
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