Addressing the Needs of Medicaid Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) has compiled this compendium of resources aimed at lessening the impact of COVID-19 on Medicaid populations, particularly those at highest risk. This library, Addressing the Needs of Medicaid Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic, which assembles key guidance, reference materials and tools, will grow and evolve over time. Sections include: General Resources for Health Care Professionals, Telehealth, Long-Term Services and Supports, Behavioral Health, ... Read More

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

AAHPM is an organization of physicians and other medical professionals dedicated to excellence in palliative medicine, the prevention and relief of suffering among patients and families by providing education and clinical practice standards, fostering research, facilitating personal and professional development of its members, and by public policy advocacy.

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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 ... Read More

CA Medi-Cal Pediatric Palliative Care Benefit (Partners for Children)

California’s Medi-Cal Pediatric Palliative Care Benefit (Partners for Children). The Partners for Children demonstration project, a result of CHPCC’s public policy work, helps California families to address the challenges that accompany life-threatening childhood illness, without asking them to sacrifice hope for their child’s survival. Currently there are ten California pilot counties, including Fresno, Los Angeles, Marin Monterey, Orange, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, ... Read More

Californians’ End-of-Life Care Differs by Race and Ethnicity

This important study and related reports released by the California Healthcare Foundation in March 16, 2007 reports that: In California, the most populous and diverse state in the country, significant racial and ethnic differences exist at the end of life. These reports are the first in a new series of CHCF-supported projects focusing on end-of-life issues - found significant variations in the expectations, experiences, and decisions of patients and their families in the months preceding death. “As ... Read More

CAPC COVID-19 Response Resources

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is part of the nonprofit Icahn School of Medicine At Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City on the front lines of the COVID tsunami that swamped that region of the country. The CAPC COVID Toolkit makes publicly available amazing resources created by CAPC over the decades as the preeminent leader for palliative care development. The Toolkit includes sections on: Communication Scripts and Conversation Videos; Symptom Management Protocols; Palliative ... Read More

Caring Connections – It’s About How You LIVE

Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life, supported by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Caring Connections Provides free resources, information and motivation for actively learning about end-of-life resources. Promotes awareness of and engagement in efforts to increase access to quality end-of-life care. Helps people connect with the resources ... Read More

Caring Resources Guide

Caring Resources Guide (by the Compassionate Care Alliance of Monterey County) provides links to what may be among the best articles on the web or websites that discuss the many issues about serious illness, caregiving, end-of-life, and grief recovery. Includes information about diagnosis and prognosis, learning how to cope, disease management, and so much more as "A Gateway to Information, Care Choices and Planning." Visit Caring Resources Guide ... Read More

Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is a national initiative supported by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, with direction and technical assistance provided by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (NY). CAPC provides health care professionals with the tools and training necessary to start and sustain successful palliative care programs. CAPC publishes The Case for Hospital-Based Palliative Care-Why leading hospitals are starting palliative care programs to provide high-quality, effective ... Read More