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Center to Advance Palliative Care Blogs Selected Among Best Palliative Care Blogs for 2016 by Healthline

The Center to Advance Palliative Care is pleased to announce that Healthline has ranked its two blogs rank among the “Best Palliative Care Blogs” for 2016 – Palliative in Practice which reaches the medical community and Get Palliative which is written for patients and families.

Healthline's editors selected this year’s winners based on their reach to educate, inspire and empower readers with frequent updates and high quality information. Healthline is a consumer health information site reaching 65 million monthly visitors. provides clear, comprehensive palliative care information for people facing serious illness. In addition to its award-winning Get Palliative blog, the site also features the Palliative Care Provider Directory of Hospitals, a simple definition of palliative care, detailed descriptions of what palliative care does and how to get it and the free podcast series “A Quality Life,” with interviews of sharing their stories on how palliative care helps to restore control and achieve quality of life with a serious illness.

Palliative in Practice discusses issues across the full spectrum of palliative care of interest to the medical profession. Subscribers receive “News Bites” on topical issues, “The Palliative Pulse” offering monthly content, and policy news through “Health Reform Quarterly.”

“We are very proud of the impact our blogs, podcasts and other resources make. We hope this recognition expands our reach so that even more people can learn about palliative care and its benefits,” commented Diane E. Meier, MD, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care.

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on relieving the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Provided by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses, social workers and other specialists, palliative care teams work together with a patient’s doctors to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment.

Visit the Center to Advance Palliative Care and for more information and resources, and sign up for the respective blogs: Palliative in Practice and blog.

About CAPC

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is a national, member-based organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services for people facing serious illness. CAPC provides hospitals, hospices, payers and other health care organizations with the tools, training, technical assistance and metrics needed to support the successful implementation and integration of palliative care. To learn more about CAPC, visit


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