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End of Life Care: Are You Ready?

On April 4, 2016, HealthInsight Utah hosted a collaborative community event, "End of Life Care: Are You Ready?" to promote end of life care awareness and the importance of having planning conversations. Nearly 100 attendees joined together to participate in interactive presentations and discussions. The event addressed end of life care issues in Utah and encouraged community member input on planning conversations, policy change, and fostering alliances between patients and providers.


The keynote speaker, Dr. Steven Pantilat, engaged the audience in his discussion about palliative care, who should receive it, when you should receive it and why it is beneficial.

Read about the highlights and feedback from the event in the event report here



Breakout Sessions

  • Serious Illness Conversation Guide

    Using the Serious Illness Conversation Guide
    Anna Beck, MD, Director, Supportive Oncology & Survivorship Huntsman Cancer Institute
    Presentation PDF
  • The Conversation Project

    The Conversation Project in Utah
    Kathleen Pitcher Tobey, Program Officer, Cambia Health Foundation
    Presentation PDF
  • Community Efforts in Advance Care Planning

    Ensuring Patient Wishes are Shared
    Teresa Rivera, President & CEO, UHIN; and Marti Kullen, Manager of Licensure and Certification, Avalon Health Care
    Presentation PDF
    Taking Care of Our Patients

    Christie North, Consultant, Creating Quality Inc.; and Debbie Scammon, PhD
    Presentation PDF
    POLST Update

    David M. Fedor D.O. FACP, HMDC
    Presentation PDF

This event was co-designed with partners from the Utah Department of Health, Intermountain Healthcare, the Utah Commission on Aging, Utah Health Information Network, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Regence BlueCross BlueShield, the University of Utah, and the Cambia Health Foundation.