The Hummingbird Program has provides several educational opportunities for healthcare professionals to expand their knowledge of pediatric palliative care. Educational opportunities include:
- Nursing update date for all pediatric units
- Quarterly resident/interdisciplinary conferences
- Lectures to local APHON and HPNA Chapters
- Observational experiences for nursing students and residents
Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition
The Pediatric palliative Care Coalition (PPCC) is a statewide network committed to supporting children with life-limiting conditions through advocacy, education, and information/resource sharing. The Hummingbird team first became involved in this network through participating in the PA Department of Public Welfare's taskforce on pediatric hospice and palliative care coalition in 2008. Hummingbird Program members continue to serve on the steering committee to support their efforts for outreach and education, thereby influencing the provision of palliative care to children throughout the state of Pennsylvania.