The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a national leader in the care of serious illness, announced today the third round of The John A. Hartford Foundation Tipping Point Challenge. The national challenge will catalyze the spread of skills, ideas, and solutions that will improve health care delivery for all people living with a serious illness.

“The third John A. Hartford Tipping Point Challenge is a wonderful opportunity for organizations from across the country to participate in improving care quality for patients living with serious illness. This round is particularly exciting because we have combined the goals from the previous two competitions to capture all of the innovative work happening to improve care for patients with serious illness and their families,” said CAPC CEO, Brynn Bowman, MPA.

“We are pleased to continue supporting CAPC and the Tipping Point Challenge, which is generating innovation and spreading improvements in care that allow older adults and others to live well with serious illness,” said The John A. Hartford Foundation president, Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN.

This round of the year-long competition focuses on two specific goals: 1) increase the number of specialties and disciplines enhancing their skills in communication and symptom management targeted to serious illness, and 2) catalyze innovation that will make positive, breakthrough change in the care of serious illness.

All health care organizations, settings, disciplines, and specialties across the US are invited to participate. Organizations competing in the clinical training category are automatically entered—the organization(s) with the greatest number of CAPC course completions will be declared the winner(s). To participate in the innovation category, organizations must submit an innovative initiative, already been implemented with proven outcomes. The submissions for this category will be rigorously vetted by an external panel of expert judges.

Course completions for the clinical category must take place between November 1, 2022 - October 31, 2023. Submissions for the innovation category will take place throughout October 2023. CAPC will announce the winners for both categories in March 2024.

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 a 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 part of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. For more information, visit,, and follow @CAPCpalliative.

About The John A. Hartford Foundation

The John A. Hartford Foundation, based in New York City, is a private, nonpartisan, national philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults. The leader in the field of aging and health, the Foundation has three priority areas: creating age-friendly health systems, supporting family caregivers, and improving serious illness and end-of-life care. For more information, visit and follow @johnahartford.

To arrange an interview, please contact John Zoccola @ [email protected] or 267.664.2759.


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