A coordinated, system-wide approach ensures that patients and families receive palliative care services when and where they need them. This toolkit contains guidance on organizing a health system palliative care initiative, including the CAPC tools and resources that can be used to support your palliative care strategy.

What’s in the Toolkit

Leverage CAPC tools to coordinate palliative care initiatives system-wide.

Using CAPC Membership

Leveraging CAPC membership to start a new program, grow the service or expand into new care settings, and train all clinical staff.

Trinity Health System: Transforming the Care of People Living with Serious Illness Using CAPC Membership

Trinity Health used CAPC’s evidence-based tools and best practice guidelines in each of its hospitals, and implemented a systemwide dashboard for monitoring palliative care program structure processes and performance measurement outcomes.

Evaluate the needs of patients with serious illness across the health system, and design a comprehensive palliative care strategy.

Know Your Organization: Designing a Health System Palliative Care Strategy
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A guided tool for planning a health system palliative care initiative, taking into account the system's culture, structures, and processes.

Baseline Data Collection Tool: Health System Palliative Care Strategies
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A checklist to organize information about each site or market within the health system to identify similarities across sites, needs, and unique strengths that should inform palliative care strategies.

Standardize best practices in the care of patients with serious illness through workforce training.

Health System Strategies: Clinician Training to Improve Patient Outcomes

How health systems can use CAPC's clinical training curriculum to strengthen care of patients with serious illness.