A wealth of information on palliative care is available on the Center to Advance Palliative Care Website.
Palliative Care Council
On March 25, 2019, Senate Bill 65 was signed into law establishing the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council and the Palliative Care Consumer and Professional Information and Education Program in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
The 13-member council includes physicians and nurses certified under the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Certification Program of the American Board of Internal Medicine and other experienced palliative care professionals including clinical social workers, a psychologist, an attorney, a former Kentucky state representative and a director of the Palliative Care Leadership Center. Council members provide best practices, recommendations, education and expertise to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
Presentations and Reports
PCIAC Annual Report 2020
PCIAC Annual Report 2021
PCIAC Annual Report 2022
PCIAC Annual Report 2023
R. Turner West II, MPH, MTS, Council Chair
Addia Kathryn Wuchner, RN, LDh, Council Vice-Chair
Jessica K. Beal, Psy.D.
Gretchen M. Brown, MSW
DeLana Clark, APRN
Todd Robert Cote, MD, HMDC, FAAFP, FAAHPM
Ryan Patrick Guyder, MS
Mary N. Haynes
Gretchen Horton, LCSW, APHSW-C
Jodi Lynn Karapandzic
Lindsay Ragsdale, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM
Ellen R. Schroeder
Bethany Cox Snider, MD HMDC FAAHPM