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:
Molly Wertz, Program Manager
Brittney Doyle, African American Community Ambassador
Carrie Huang, Chinese Community Ambassador
Mirella Rangel, Latinx Community Ambassador
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.