Alameda County's "Care Partners" is a first-of-its-kind community-based culturally-relevant palliative care program. The coordination of care is designed to keep county residents in their homes safely and comfortably as they deal with serious illness or end-of-life care.
The program is a County partnership with several community based organizations that supports the Vision 2026 10X Goal of Healthcare for All by addressing racial and cultural disparities in access to end-of-life planning and hospice care among older adults. With more older adults facing economic hardship amid the meteoric rise in the region’s cost-of-living, the program responds to concerns about worsening disparities by training In-Home Support Services (IHSS) providers to advocate for end-of-life services for their clients.
This program is a California State Association of Counties (CSAC) 2018 Challenge Award-winning program; these awards spotlight the most innovative programs in California Counties.