New at CAPC: December 2023
Here at CAPC, we're constantly creating new products—and updating existing ones—to ensure you have the best tools and technical assistance to do your job. We're excited to share the below update with you:
CAPC 2023 Highlights: Year in Review
Scan the 2023 year in graphics to see the power of what CAPC accomplished alongside our dedicated funders, members, and constituents.
Foundation Fundraising Guidance
CAPC’s Covering Costs and Generating Revenue toolkit includes new resources to enhance your fundraising knowledge and skills:
- Strategies for Funding Serious Illness Initiatives: Advice from Foundation Officers: A new, open-to-all video, where officers from national and local foundations share their insight and advice on finding, approaching, and working with funders.
- Foundation Proposal Checklist: An at-a-glance overview of best practices in proposal preparation.
- Letter of Inquiry Template Language: Ideas and information to inform an initial letter of inquiry for an initiative that advances racial equity during serious illness.
- Philanthropy Strategies: A presentation clarifying how to present and request philanthropic funding for your palliative care program.
Meeting Palliative Care Needs in Existing Medicaid Programs
A new paper from CAPC describes how two existing Medicaid programs—Health Homes and Home and Community-Based Long Term Services and Supports (HCBS)—can incorporate palliative care principles and practices to improve care for current beneficiaries. Recognizing that there will never be enough specialty palliative care to meet the needs of all people living with serious illness, the authors highlight that many of these patients already receive services from Medicaid-funded support programs and some of their palliative needs can be met through these existing relationships and resources. Recommended strategies include clarifying or instituting training requirements for frontline staff; clarifying expectations that the comprehensive assessment covers symptom distress and caregiver burden; and encouraging HCBS providers to have formal linkage agreements with medical providers to ensure that symptoms can be more seamlessly addressed.