Black people living with serious illness suffer disproportionately compared to their white counterparts. Literature shows that Black patients experience worse pain and symptom management, less effective communication from providers, and an outsized burden on family caregivers.

Over the last year as part of Project Equity, CAPC conducted a literature review and national scan to answer two questions:

  • What goes wrong for Black patients with serious illness, and their families?
  • What interventions have successfully addressed disparities, and how can they be replicated?

Join Brynn Bowman, MPA, Brittany Chambers, MPH, Kimberly Johnson, MD, and Diane Meier, MD, for this national briefing as they release the key findings from this initiative and reveal:

  • An overview of the existing literature
  • An exploration of successful equity-focused models and interventions
  • Insights on policies that can reduce racial disparities and improve health outcomes
  • Implications for policymakers, health care organizations, palliative care professionals

View CAPC's Health Equity Policy Recommendations

This initiative was made possible thanks to generous support from The Commonwealth Fund, The John A. Hartford Foundation, and the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.


Tools to help health professionals improve health equity for all people living with serious illness. Includes 40 resources.

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