Thanks to major funding by the David and Lura Lovell Foundation and the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, our collaboration is now the largest end of life care initiative in the United States.
To serve as the backbone organization for the End of Life Care Partnership; provide Partnership Leadership (Senior Director and Senior Program Manager); planning and development; broad communication, marketing; public relations; member management; strategy and expansion.
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.
To staff a dedicated End of Life Care Information Helpline (520-546-2018); to increase the knowledge of all PCOA direct care staff in the end of life care planning; to provide one on one support to assist community members in completing advance directives; and to increase community awareness of end of life care issues.
To engage the community in Thoughtful Life Conversations™ program regarding Advance Care Planning. To train physicians and health care teams regarding Communication in Serious Illness.
Contact the AZHHA End of Life Care Program Director at 602-445-4312 for more information.
To develop and utilize standardized curriculum for educating the community on Advance Care Planning; to train volunteers and other organizations on its use; to train coaches to assist individuals with Advance Directives and to assist Jewish Family and Children Services in providing workshops on Ethical Wills.
For information about community workshops and volunteer training options, contact ICS’s End of Life Care Lead Trainer at 520-526-9309.
To provide resources to primary care practices, hospital case management and volunteer organizations to improve advance care planning for adults and their caregivers. This includes introducing Advance Care Planning (ACP) Decisions videos in multiple languages and from multiple cultural perspectives that assist people in making more informed decisions.
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.
To enhance the Angels by your Side program which offers support for children and families from a serious illness to bereavement. An additional award was provided for participation in community-based education and support services in the End of Life Care Partnership which will allow Tu Nidito to serve as the voice of children.
Contact Tu Nidito at 520-322-9155.
To support staffing, volunteers, and operations related to Senior Companion and respite services; in-home counseling; elder mediation; elder circles and; provision of Honoring a Life workshops in the community.
To produce death discourse dinner events that bring awareness to vulnerable communities of color about end-of-life through culturally-relevant practices impacting planning, palliative care, hospice, and the grief process.
To support stakeholder engagement, outreach events, and staff to facilitate needs assessments and community reports on end-of-life services for the Tohono O’odham Nation.
The Archie Hendricks Skilled Nursing Facility, operated by TONCA, provides in-patient hospice and palliative care. For more information call: 520-585-5500 or visit www.toltc.org.
To support the Living Will Project which is designed to enhance medical students' knowledge of and comfort with end-of-life conversations; to support the integration of the project into the new University of Arizona College of Medicine curriculum.
To purchase Five Wishes, end-of-life care planning booklets in English and Spanish to be distributed free of charge and to assist in training recipients to start end-of-life conversations.
Contact 520-351-5441 for more information.