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Grant funds advance care planning in southwest Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Cancer Council (WCC) has awarded Honoring Choices Wisconsin (HCW) $20,000 to implement the HCW program in four independent rural hospitals in southwest Wisconsin. Participating systems will work toward making advance care planning a standard part of care.

The rural hospital cohort will follow the same model as previous HCW participants, with program activities launching in fall 2015. Each hospital will define its own target population for a six-month trial implementation, with the goal of learning the lessons needed for broader system implementation. By making advance care planning routine, patients will have a strong foundation in place should a cancer diagnosis occur.

This project addresses Priority 11: Increase Advance Care Planning from the “Wisconsin Cancer Control Plan 2015-2020,” which aims to reduce the burden of cancer in the state. The WCC is a coalition of organizations dedicated to the development and coordination of a comprehensive cancer control program in Wisconsin.

For more information about joining the southwest Wisconsin cohort, please e-mail John Maycroft.

The name “Honoring Choices Wisconsin” is used under license from Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation.

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