THE END OF LIFE CARE PARTNERSHIP (EOLCP) IS YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE IN LIVING AND ENDING WELL.
We are a network of organizations and individuals committed to ensuring quality of life at every stage through education, support, sound policy and health care choices.
This site is a navigational hub for community specific resources, networking, and collaboration. We prioritize person and family-centered care, clear and compassionate communication; community collaboration and impact.
HOW WE DO IT
We engage and empower our partners to transform the way we live through the design of a human-centered journey that includes the highest quality end of life experiences.
EOLCP is “powered by” these organizations who received generous grants from the Lovell Foundation and CFSA.
- United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona acts as the backbone agency in the Partnership, providing leadership, support, community awareness, education and planning. Email EOLCP@unitedwaytucson.org or call 520-903-3911 to receive monthly updates, invitations to meetings and events or to find out how you can support the initiative.
- Through Arizona Connected Care, primary care providers and health care organizations are engaged in practice transformation initiatives to assist health care professionals and support staff. Patients and families are also able to engage in advance care planning conversations through the use of the ACP Decisions tools. If you are a health care organization wanting more information about this program, please contact the Director of Care Coordination at Arizona Connected Care at 520-324-2922.
- During a medical emergency, make sure your wishes are respected even if you are unable to speak for yourself. TMC for Seniors provides 1:1 sessions with an advance care planning volunteer who will answer your questions and walk you through the process of completing the necessary documents. For more information or to make an appointment with one of our advance care planning volunteers, please call 520-324-1960. Appointments are open to adults of all ages.
- In addition to Helpline services, PCOA provides community outreach and 1:1 consultation on end-of-life care planning. Call the PCOA Helpline at 520-546-2108 to receive assistance with advance care planning forms, to learn about upcoming workshops or to schedule an info session about end-of life-care planning for seniors.
- Interfaith Community Services hosts workshops in various locations to educate the general public about advance care planning. Advance Care Planning includes topics such as how to start the conversation on end-of-life care, legal advance care planning documents, health care Powers of Attorney and care options, as well as tools to guide you through advance care planning documents. 1:1 coaching is also available.
Interfaith Community Services also trains coaches to give individualized attention to the advance care documents and training facilitators for the 2-hour workshops.
A related program offered by Jewish Family and Children’s Services is called Writing an Ethical Will.
For information about community workshops and volunteer training options, contact ICS End of Life Care Lead Trainer at 520-526-9309.
- The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association provides statewide health care provider education on how to have conversations with patients and support medical practices to integrate those critical conversations into their patient care. These services include direct training with health care providers as well as “Train the Trainer” sessions. Contact the AZHHA End of Life Care Program Director at 602-445-4312 for more information.
The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association also provides community education workshops and “Train the Trainer” workshops outside of Pima County through its Thoughtful Life Conversations™ program.
- Tu Nidito Children and Family Services provides grief support to children and families impacted by the diagnosis of a serious illness or the death of a loved one. Through one-on-one services and group supports Tu Nidito ensures that no child grieves alone. Contact Tu Nidito at 520-322-9155.
- Casa de la Luz provides end-of-life care planning workshops for special populations and can provide advance care planning documents for organizations or workplaces. They can direct individuals to "Train the Trainer" workshops to become knowledgeable about resources for end-of-life care planning for their coworkers, clients or members. Contact 520-544-9890 for more information.
- The Southwest Folklife Alliance brings awareness to vulnerable communities of color through culturally relevant practices that impact advance care planning, palliative care, hospice and the grief process.
- Our Family Services: To support staffing, volunteers, and operations related to Elder Circles and respite services; in-home counseling; elder mediation; elder circles and; provision of Honoring a Life workshops in the community. their Elder Circles program.
- The U of A Center on Aging provides medical student education on end-of-life care issues.
- The TONCA Foundation received a grant for community planning.