We are so excited to announce our new report “Caring Conversations for End of Life Care”. This report provides valuable recommendations to address the end of life care needs for Black New Yorkers. We hope you will read it and share widely with your networks. Black communities face numerous disparities in end of life care evident in both patient preparedness prior to illness and their actual experience of dying. The existing research outlines some of the stark statistical differences in outcomes, but there is relatively no information on Black New Yorkers and their self-identified end of life care needs. New York City has the largest Black population of any US city, it also encompasses a large immigrant population of Caribbean and Sub-Saharan African descent. EOLCNY believes a vital component in our work towards health equity, is conducting community-based participatory research on the end of life needs and experiences of communities often overlooked.
Through a grant from the Faith Sommerfield Family Foundation, we conducted two focus groups in the Fall of 2021 with New York based service providers who offered a variety of social services to Black New Yorkers relative to end of life care. Specific focus areas for the sessions included: experiences and perceptions, end of life conversations among Black New Yorkers, common language, education & direct services, and advocacy. The findings of this report will be used to inform community education programs, professional development trainings, and policies to improve access and care. Click here to read more. We are happy to provide presentations about this report for your organization.
EOLCNY's Executive Director Ayana Woods will be presenting our findings from the Caring Conversations report at the IHA’s Annual Health Literacy Conference. IHA’s Annual Health Literacy Conference will be held May 10-22 – it is virtual and free. The conference provides operational solutions to professionals seeking health literacy best practices and principles to advance health equity. Click here for more information.
EOLCNY's End of Life Care Community Advocate Training is a fully online, self-paced course prepares professionals to advocate for the communities they serve when planning for, or navigating, serious illness and the end of life.
The course provides a comprehensive overview of advance care planning, palliative care, hospice and end of life care, and other related topics. In celebration of our launch, this month we are offering $95 off with code LAUNCH22. This great discount ends May 1st, so sign up now!
We also offer discounted pricing for groups and organizations; more information can be found in the course FAQ. Please share with your networks.