Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Virginia Initiative for Palliative Care

VCU Massey Cancer Center collaborated with Capital Hospice of Falls Church, Va., to launch the Virginia Initiative for Palliative Care (VIPC) to enable all Virginia health care professionals to receive free, hands-on clinical palliative care training. The program provides highly individualized training to doctors, nurses, chaplains, social workers and other professionals who seek tangible ways to improve supportive care.

VIPC participants are exposed to the workings of palliative care programs with the goals of learning how to improve their clinical practice and when to call for help. Palliative care experts from both founding facilities participate in the training.

For more information about the VIPC, download the brochure. To participate in VIPC training, download the application. For assistance, please contact Carrie Cybulski, palliative care program coordinator, at (804) 628-1918.