What is the LIFE Institute?

The LIFE Institute is Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care’s education and outreach division that emphasizes training health care professionals and community members on palliative care and end-of-life care. The LIFE Institute offers student programming, professional continuing education, community education, fellowship opportunities, volunteer opportunities and counseling services.

LIFE Institute

Innovation of Practice

The LIFE Institute was founded in 2002 to inspire and innovate the practice and education of hospice and palliative care professionals.  Since that time, the LIFE Institute has expanded it’s scope to include extensive interdisciplinary educational programming, empowering community engagement, academic research partnerships and counseling services.
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Professionals & Students

As a leading institution for palliative and hospice care education, the Rainbow LIFE Institute offers educational, internship and fellowship opportunities for professionals in training as well as Continuing Education courses, presentations and other relevant resources. To learn more, please click here.

Educational Offerings

Rainbow provides a wide range of educational offerings for professionals and non-professionals. For those seeking continuing education credits, Rainbow is our own CE provider for the following disciplines: APRNs, nurses, social workers, counselors, and nursing home administrators.  For more information, please click here.


Rainbow values our educational and service partners that enable us to extend the mission of our palliative and hospice care programs. To view organizations associated with Rainbow, please click here.

Community Services

Our expert staff is available to offer education and support to those in our community who are facing illness and loss. We understand that these can be complex and emotional issues, and we are here to offer our support however it is needed.  To learn more about Rainbow community services, please click here.

Resources & Publications

Rainbow offers a diverse catalog of self-published resources for healthcare professionals. Scholarly publications in the areas of palliative care, hospice care and bereavement by Rainbow associates and students are also listed.  To review our resources and publications, please click here.

Notable Presentations

Rainbow associates are frequent presenters at regional, national, and international conferences on topics and issues surrounding end-of-life care.  To review our notable presentations, please click here.


Our diverse volunteer program offers many venues to support patients and families. To view our volunteer services and opportunities, please click here.