Improving Home-Based Pediatric Palliative Care for Children

Pediatric palliative care is often misunderstood as end-of-life care. In fact, it is a set of mostly hospital-based services to ease suffering and promote well-being at any stage of serious illness. There are only eight hospital-based pediatric palliative care programs in California, and a troubling shortage of providers. This grant to Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles will support creation of a protocol for the implementation and evaluation of a model for home-based pediatric palliative care that would be provided via telehealth technology. A comprehensive description of the model and its key components, as well as implementation resources and evaluation tools needed to pilot test the model, will be developed.

Grant Amount


Date Awarded

June 2019


18 months


Systems, Models & Best Practices


Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Primary Contact

Debra Lotstein