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About the IICN

The Inter-Institutional Collaborating Network On End Of Life Care (IICN) is a partnership effort by [iicn logo] over forty educational organizations. IICN member organizations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries have contributed over 4,000 pages of full-text educational materials about end of life care to a shared database. You can search this database from any web site that offers the IICN MegaSearch, [iicn] a powerful search service that you can add to your own web site. This Internet-based content syndication service for educational materials is completely free to end users. The costs of operation are covered by the IICN Sustaining Members as a contribution to the field.

The technology behind the IICN is provided by Growth House, Inc., the Internet's leading portal for information about end of life care. To learn how your institution can create or distribute online learning content via the IICN, call Growth House at 415-863-3045.

In addition to the core service of educational content syndication, IICN member organizations may also make use of the following technical services that can be integrated with IICN education:

  • Online content development system for creation of educational materials
  • Archival and distribution services for time-limited education projects that do not have continuation funding
  • Distribution of downloadable files via the IICN MegaSearch service
  • Promotional services including online news releases and RSS newsfeeds
  • Content syndication options include XML, Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), and 508 accessibility formats.

Remote Search Sites

The Growth House search engine offers access to the net's most comprehensive collection of reviewed resources for end of life care. Over one hundred health care web sites internationally have installed remote access content features using simple HTML code. These sites get lively content and search features allowing their visitors to search for resources without leaving their own site. After following links surfers can return to where they started by pressing the page back button.

IICN Member Organizations

The IICN has two categories of institutional membership:

  • Sustaining Institutional Members
  • General Institutional Members

Sustaining Members

Sustaining Members provide funding for the IICN network for the common good of all members. The minimum fee for Sustaining Members is $3,600 per year, payable in installments.

  • Growth House, Inc. (Founder)
  • Palliative Care Policy Center
  • Americans For Better Care Of The Dying
  • Ethos Consulting Group, L.L.C.
  • Hastings Center QI Ethics Project
  • National Nurse Leadership Project

General Members

Open to non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and governmental bodies that support the IICN network by providing content for shared use or by providing non-financial in-kind support. These organizations may also use content and make use of IICN online community technology to support their own initiatives in end-of-life care.

  • Access To End-of-Life Care
  • American Academy Of Hospice And Palliative Medicine
  • American Hospice Foundation
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine
  • California Coalition for Compassionate Care
  • Canadian Palliative Care Association
  • Center to Advance Palliative Care
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Palliative Care
  • EPEC Project (Education for Physicians on End-of-life Care)
  • EPERC (End of Life Physician Education Resource Center)
  • Greater San Mateo Palliative Care Network
  • Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation
  • Hospice Foundation Of America
  • Hospis Malaysia
  • Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine
  • International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care
  • James Hallenbeck, MD
  • Kaiser Permanente Palliative Care Program Toolkit
  • Last Acts
  • Massachusetts Commission on End of Life Care
  • Metta Institute
  • National Council For Hospice And Specialist Palliative Care Services (UK)
  • National Hospice And Palliative Care Organization (USA)
  • National Hospice Work Group: Access and Values Project
  • New Mexico Palliative Care System
  • Palliative Care Council Of South Australia
  • Population-based Palliative Care Research Network
  • Project on Palliative Care Law of the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
  • Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
  • SSM Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hospital Footprints
  • Sociedad Española de Cuidados Paliativos SECPAL (Spain)
  • Supportive Care of the Dying
  • University Of Ottawa Institute Of Palliative Care
  • University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Academic Affiliations
  • Wit Film Project
  • Zen Hospice Project