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Center to Advance Palliative Care Transitions to Member-Based Organization

Goal to Train all Frontline Clinicians Treating Seriously Ill Patients and to Increase Access to Palliative Care Services In and Beyond the Hospital

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) becomes a member-based organization today as it continues to expand its efforts to increase the availability of palliative care services throughout the nation.

CAPC will provide member organizations with unlimited access to a wide range of tools, training and technical assistance geared to supporting palliative care delivery and quality across the continuum.

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

“We have respond to the rapid growth in demand for quality palliative care, and this requires that all frontline clinicians have training in palliative care – even if they don’t become specialists," said CAPC Director Diane E. Meier, MD. “CAPC’s transformation to a membership model will give us the scale we need to provide this training, within and beyond the hospital setting,”

The shift to a fee-based membership model will allow CAPC to deliver both clinical and operational training and technical assistance, expand into all community-based settings and support key policy initiatives.

Membership is open to hospitals, health systems, hospices, payers and other community healthcare organizations. One fee will cover the cost of training, tools, technical assistance and expert resources for the entire staff of each member institution.

Membership includes but is not limited to:

  • Clinical and operational online training for all frontline clinicians
  • Hands-on assistance through Virtual Office Hours
  • Leadership support
  • Metrics, cohort profiling and national comparative reporting
  • Policy briefings
  • Free CME/CEUs

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The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services for people facing serious illness. As the leading resource for palliative care development and growth, CAPC provides health care professionals with training, tools and technical assistance necessary to start and sustain successfully palliative care programs in hospitals and other health care settings. CAPC is funded through membership and the generous support of foundations and private philanthropy. It is affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York City. Visit


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