As a capstone project, four Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Masters of Science in Healthcare Management students created a National POLST Program Development Guide. This guide provides a thorough overview of the various ways that POLST Programs are structured, developed, and maintained. The guide – which is not all inclusive but is a good start – covers the formation of POLST coalitions, the ways that POLST Programs can be structured within existing organizations or as stand-alone non-profits, and strategies for funding and business planning. As a result, the guide is a must read for POLST Programs, particularly those with Developing Status. It helps ensure that the experiences of all POLST Programs can be used to strengthen the POLST Paradigm moving forward.
To read the guide, click here.
To view a webinar presented by the OHSU students, click here.