Americans for Better Care of the Dying

Americans for Better Care of the Dying goals are to: build momentum for reform; explore new methods and systems for delivering care; and shape public policy through evidence-based understanding.

Every dying person needs to be able to count on excellent care. Americans for Better Care of the Dying (ABCD) aims to improve end-of-life care by learning which social and political changes will lead to enduring, efficient, and effective programs. ABCD works with the public, clinicians, policymakers, and other end-of-life organizations to make change happen.

ABCD President Joanne Lynn, MD is one of the foremost national leaders in this movement and the author of Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness; and Improving Care for the End of Life. Extensive excerpts from both of these books are accessible via the ABCD website Also visit one of Dr. Lynn’s latest engagements aimed at transforming care at And make time to visit the Care Transitions Quality Improvement Organization Support Center to learn more about models and resources helping Medicare with care transformation, a site recommended by Dr. Lynn when speaking to the CA Coalition for Compassionate Care Annual Meeting in March 2011.

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