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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@delaware.gov

Date: January 29, 2016


NEW CASTLE (Jan. 29, 2016) - The Delaware Health Care Commission's End-of-Life Workgroup will host four listening sessions next week across the state to hear Delawareans' ideas about palliative care, hospice care, advance care planning and related issues.

The schedule is:

2-4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1: Division of Public Health Training Room, Edgehill Shopping Center, 43 S. Dupont Highway, Dover. DART Accessibility: Route 108: Division Street and CVS Stop (0.1 miles away)

Noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2: Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes. DART Accessibility: Route 206: Savannah Road and Beebe Avenue (0.3 mile away)

5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2: Seaford Public Library, 600 N. Market Street Extension, Seaford. DART Accessibility: Route 212: Front Street at Mill Street Stop (0.4 miles away) and Route 212 (Front Street at Walker Street Stop (0.4 mile away)

6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3: STAR Campus Atrium, University of Delaware, 550 S. College Ave., Newark. DART Accessibility: South College Avenue and North Chrysler Entrance (Routes 16, 33, 39, 46) and Newark Train State: Route 59 (0.3 miles away)

The Health Care Commission established the End-of-Life Workgroup in November 2015 to assess and make recommendations regarding end-of-life care and related issues in Delaware. The 14-member workgroup, which is chaired by Jill Rogers, director of the Department of Health and Social Services' Division of Developmental Disabilities Services, is gathering information to broaden the understanding of palliative and end-of-life care issues and to prioritize areas for recommendations. The workgroup's recommendations are expected to be presented to the Health Care Commission by March 31.

For more information about the Delaware Health Care Commission's End-of-Life Workgroup, visit the commission's website.

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.