about us

The mission of the Trillium Institute is to build a community in which all people living with serious illness have access to high quality palliative resources. 
The Trillium Institute will accomplish our mission by: 

Educating the community on the essence of palliative care and its value in
managing serious diseases. 

Empowering patients and families to pursue choices in health care that
resonate with their values.
Supporting navigation services that will assist patients and families through
their journeys with serious illness.

Advocating within the health care community for the integration of palliative medicine
into mainstream medical care.

Facilitating the training of palliative providers  

Creating collaborative communities of palliative providers 


Trillium Institute provides presentations and courses on topics of interest to those who are living with life-defining illnesses as well as those who want to learn more about the overall approach and management of this important phase of life. The Institute is also involved in development of curricula and training of physicians, medical students, physicians in training, nursing students, and other health professionals. Topics include communication skills, pain and symptom management, advanced care planning, and understanding disease processes. With a commitment to improving and advancing medical care in serious and terminal illness, the Institute is engaged in connecting the community with high-quality palliative resources.
It is a great feeling to wake up each day doing what you love the most, making a difference in the lives of those in the last phase of life.

Trillium Institute Fellow