About the Center to Advance Palliative Care
The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality, equitable health care for people living with serious illness. As the nation’s leading resource in its field, CAPC provides health care professionals and organizations with the training, tools, and technical assistance necessary to effectively meet this need.
CAPC is funded through organizational membership and the generous support of foundations and private philanthropy. It is part of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York City.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) reaffirms the values stated in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Statement on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. As a leading organization in its field, CAPC aims to further the cause of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the care of people with serious illness. (See Project Equity to learn more.) We are also deeply committed to recruiting and supporting an increasingly diverse staff that represents a constellation of perspectives and experiences.
Established in late 1999 as a National Program Office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Center to Advance Palliative Care was created in order to improve the care of people living with serious illness, and their families. For two decades, CAPC has led the nation's growth in sustainable, high-quality palliative care programs and the standardization of best practice, the process of which aims to rapidly facilitate the translation of a growing body of evidence to implementation in the real world of clinical practice. Today, CAPC also extends its reach beyond palliative care, so that all clinicians treating serious illness have basic palliative care knowledge and skill.
Since 2006, CAPC has been supported by a consortium of foundations and private philanthropy. In 2015, CAPC became a membership organization in order to achieve the scale needed to support the expansion of palliative care, as well as its principles and core practices, across the full spectrum of health care delivery.
About CAPC Membership
CAPC provides its member organizations—health systems, hospitals, hospices, home health agencies, long-term care facilities, medical groups, health plans, and other entities—with the tools, training, and technical assistance needed to improve care quality for people living with serious illness and their family caregivers.
All staff at member organizations have access to everything CAPC has to offer, including toolkits, courses—with free continuing education credits and MOC points─ webinars, virtual office hours, and more. CAPC Designation status—a marker of completion of comprehensive training—in communication skills, pain management, symptom management, and best practices in dementia care is available to all clinicians.
CAPC membership helps organizations start, grow, or expand access to palliative care skills and practices. It provides the knowledge and training needed by all clinicians to improve the care of people living with serious illness.Learn More