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Welcome to the Center to
Advance Palliative Care

We provide essential tools, training, technical assistance, and connection for all clinicians caring for people with a serious illness.

CAPC is here to support you during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Become a CAPC Member

Join a vibrant network of health care professionals at over 1,500 organizations benefiting from CAPC membership

  • Start or strengthen your palliative care program
  • Address gaps in care
  • Train staff of all specialties and disciplines in communication, pain and symptom management, and other key skills
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  • CAPC offers a wide variety of free resources, but members get exclusive access to even more.

  • Clinical and operational online curriculum with FREE continuing education credits for all disciplines, and free MOC points for physicians

  • Webinars with leading experts in the field, and Virtual Office Hours where you can consult with CAPC faculty

  • Hundreds of ready-to-use tools, tutorials, case studies, and monographs to draw from best practices in palliative care

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Clinical Training

Clinicians from all specialties and disciplines can improve their skills and practice while earning continuing education credits and CAPC Designation status

Online self-study curriculum units:

Available to non-members
An In-Depth Look At Palliative Care And Its Services

Defining palliative care, which patients need it, how it is delivered, and how palliative care differs from hospice.

Pain Management

14 Courses

Pain Management
RECEIVE CAPC DESIGNATION
Complete all courses in the curriculum to receive CAPC Designation
14 COURSES
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Communication Skills

5 Courses

Communication Skills
RECEIVE CAPC DESIGNATION
Complete all courses in the curriculum to receive CAPC Designation
5 COURSES
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Symptom Management

5 Courses

Symptom Management
RECEIVE CAPC DESIGNATION
Complete all courses in the curriculum to receive CAPC Designation
5 COURSES
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Tools and Technical Assistance

Access proven resources for new and established programs

Strategic planning for program growth, including making the case, demonstrating value, and strengthening relationships with partners.
Includes 24 resources:
  • Needs Assessment
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Expanding into a New Care Setting
  • Program Measurement for Quality Reporting and Quality Improvement
  • Integration of Palliative Care Across Service Lines
Toolkit for building a business plan and budget, forming financial partnerships, and operating the program efficiently.
Includes 47 resources:
  • Introduction to Payment
  • Ways to Pay for the Palliative Care Program
  • Estimating Volume and Capacity
  • Estimating Costs and Prices
  • Business Planning and Budgeting
  • Maximizing Productivity and Operating Efficiently
  • Contracting with Financial Partners
Hire and onboard your staff, manage program operations, and ensure a healthy high-functioning team using this toolkit.
Includes 66 resources:
  • Hiring and Onboarding
  • Sample Job Descriptions
  • Day-to-Day Program Operations
  • Interdisciplinary Team Roles
  • Team Health and Resilience
  • Patient Identification and Trigger Tools
  • Working With Referrers
See all 31 Toolkits
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