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Children's Palliative Care Coalition

Events 2017

Wednesday/Thursday, April 19 and 20, 2017
ELNEC-PPC Training, Sparrow Hospital, Lansing
This two-day course prepares nurses to provide quality care for infants, children, and adolescents with advanced illness at the end of life. It is a full ELNEC-PPC curriculum with supplementary resource material. Individuals who complete the course will earn 12.5 contact hours (including 1.5 for pain) and will be considered “ELNEC trained.” All pediatric and neonatal nurses and allied health professionals are welcome.

Cindy Meteyer (  can provide a list of discounted hotels for anyone who is interested in staying in the area, or field any questions pertaining to the ELNEC-PPC training.

See "Save the Date" flyer.

To register, click here.
Friday/Saturday, May 19 & 20, 2017
North Star Reach Camp for children in palliative care, Pinckney, Michigan
North Star Reach offers children the full camping experience according to their individual capabilities at at a camp staffed by experienced medical professionals. And it's free of charge! To register, or learn more, go to:
Friday, November 10, 2017
Coalition 2017 Conference  -- 
“Early Palliative Care - When to Start”
The Peoples Church, East Lansing, Michigan
Devon Dabbs from California will discuss *"Partners for Children", a ground breaking California initiative which which provides better home based care at lower cost.
While our full conference program for the November conference is yet to be finalized, we are planning another full day event with some innovative features in addition to the usual range of speakers. 
As at last year's conference, we will be having the breakout groups for specific topics -- advocacy, perinatal, caregiver respite, professional education, and bereavement. We will also have the Parent Panel but this time, to fit the confrence theme, focusing on parents with a child in palliative care.
A new feature will be a charity expo, a session for charities like Make-a-Wish Michigan to outline their activities and future plans in this state.
Continuing Education certification will again be available for nursing and social work.
Discounts for advance registration will be significant -- so register early! 
(Online registration will open early May when the full program is confirmed.)

*Partners for Children:
California's Partners for Children (PFC) program allows eligible children receive in-home coordinated family-centered care including pain and symptom management, access to a 24/7 nurse line, family education, respite care, expressive therapies and family counseling. Children in the programs have shown significant improvement in levels of anxiety and worry and an increase in confidence.
At the same time, shifting care from a hospital setting to in-home community-based care resulted in cost savings of $1,677 per child per month on average – and this could be an important factor when we face the threat of cuts in the Federal contribution to Medicaid.

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