Advocacy & Awareness

As a key initiative of Crescent Cove, advocacy involves building awareness, trust, and support for our mission serving families among families, donors, Universities, providers, media, policy makers and payers.

Annual Pediatric Palliative Care Symposium

Crescent Cove hosts an annual Pediatric Palliative Care Symposium to advance knowledge of the needs families have so that advances may be made to provide essential support. Families, clinicians and policy makers join together for meaningful learning and dialogue on a variety of topics within the field of Pediatric Palliative Care.
Learn more about our symposiums

Reimbursement through Medicaid Waivers now Available

In 2018, Crescent Cove was approved by the Minnesota Department of Human Services to access reimbursement for children on the State of Minnesota Medicaid waiver program. Crescent Cove is now able to access some reimbursement for respite stays. December 1, 2019 marks the date that Crescent Cove began billing private insurance and medicaid waivers for respite stays.

Learn more about reimbursement

Legislation and Licenses

In 2016, Crescent Cove engaged Minnesota Representative Nick Zerwas and Senator John Hoffman as well as lobbyists Tom Freeman, JD, and Rich Forschler, JD, from Faegre, Baker, Daniels LLC, to add "children and young adults" to existing licensure through the Minnesota Department of Health. The bill was passed in June 2016 and signed by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton. Including children and young adults in the Residential Hospice License is what allows Crescent Cove now to operate. 
See the legislation from 2015-2016


Crescent Cove's communication plan to ensure that constituents are informed through sending a monthly e-newsletter, posting updated information to our Web site, and utilizing social media to inform, educate, and build awareness.

Pediatric Palliative Care Education Support

Together with clinical providers and pediatric healthcare leaders, Crescent Cove is preparing curriculum to present to local schools of Medicine, Nursing and Social Work to advance support available to kids and families. Additionally, Crescent Cove is developing a program to integrate student nurses to expand educational opportunities within pediatric palliative care settings. 

Demand Analysis for Pediatric Palliative Care and a Home for Kids & Families

In 2016, Kurt Salmon ECG conducted an extensive demand analysis verifying the need for support services and helped inform steps that Crescent Cove needs to take to create a successful and sustainable model of care in our community.
See the demand analysis