Patient Quality of Life Coalition (PQLC)

Led by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the PQLC seeks to advance the interests of patients and families facing serious illness by promoting public policy to improve and expand access to high-quality palliative care. The Patient Quality of Life Coalition urges legislative and regulatory change that would raise public awareness of palliative care, expand the workforce, strengthen the palliative care evidence base, and amplify the reach of palliative care programs nationwide.

CAPC’s director, Dr. Diane Meier, serves on the steering committee of the PQLC and works with more than 40 Coalition organizations to support a consensus-based policy action agenda to expand access to high-quality palliative care.