The Tipping Point Challenge

Take the Tipping Point Challenge. Lead the charge for change!


The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) celebrated its 20th anniversary year with a campaign aimed at reaching a tipping point in improving the quality of care delivered to the millions of Americans living with a serious illness. Despite the rapid growth of palliative care, most people who need it don’t get. This is due in large part to barriers to referal and to a lack of training in communication and pain and symptom management skills among nonpalliative care specialists. To help close this gap, CAPC has commenced a five-year national effort—Project Tipping Point. The cornerstone of that effort is the Tipping Point Challenge.

Meet the Tipping Point Challenge!

To kick off the campaign, CAPC launched the first Tipping Point Challenge (running from January 10 - December 31, 2019). Due to generous funding and support from The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Challenge is now officially called The John A. Hartford Foundation Tipping Point Challenge.

The goals of the first challenge were two-fold 1) to increase the number of palliative care specialists maintaining the highest level of all specialist palliative care skills, and 2) to increase the number of other specialties and disciplines enhancing their skills in communication, pain management, and symptom management.

The second challenge will be announced in March 2020 and will focus on innovation.

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