In recent years, there has been an increase in policymaking at the state level, to improve palliative care access and quality. Even as statehouses across the country make meaningful strides, tracking new developments has been challenging. States maintain their own legislative data, with no centralized and regularly updated platform bringing together information from across the country. This limits the extent to which health care professionals, policymakers, palliative care champions, and payers and purchasers can track progress and gain new ideas for policymaking in their states.

The Palliative Care Policy GPS (“GPS”) aims to fill this gap. The GPS is a publicly accessible database tracking legislation on palliative care across the 50 states, Washington D.C., the U.S. territories, the Indian Health Service (IHS), and the Veterans Administration (VA). This webinar will walk participants through the GPS, including how to navigate the tool and plans for future work. By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to articulate the role of state and regional policy in advancing palliative care, and know how to leverage the GPS to support palliative care policy efforts in their own states.

Note: The GPS is the product of a partnership between CAPC and the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School



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