BRIEFING: Key Findings and Opportunities from CAPC’s National Scan on Improving Care for Black Patients
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.
- 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.
Brittany Chambers, MPH, MCHES
Director, Health Equity and Special Initiatives
Brynn Bowman, MPA
Chief Executive Officer, Center to Advance Palliative Care
Kimberly Johnson, MD
Professor of Medicine and Director of the Duke Center for Research to Advance Healthcare Equity
Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Founder, Director Emerita and Strategic Medical Advisor, Center to Advance Palliative Care