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Welcome to the Center to
Advance Palliative Care

We provide essential tools, training, technical assistance, and connection for all clinicians caring for people with a serious illness.

Looking for resources for people living with serious illness?

Visit GetPalliativeCare.org to learn more about palliative care and where to find it in your area.

Become a CAPC Member

Join a vibrant network of health care professionals at over 1,700 organizations benefiting from CAPC membership

  • Start or strengthen your palliative care program
  • Address gaps in care
  • Train staff of all specialties and disciplines in communication, pain and symptom management, and other key skills
Learn about membership
  • CAPC offers a wide variety of free resources, but members get exclusive access to even more.

  • Clinical and operational online curriculum with FREE continuing education credits for all disciplines, and free MOC points for physicians

  • Webinars with leading experts in the field, and Virtual Office Hours where you can consult with CAPC faculty

  • Hundreds of ready-to-use tools, tutorials, case studies, and monographs to draw from best practices in palliative care

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Clinical Training

Clinicians from all specialties and disciplines can improve their skills and practice while earning continuing education credits and CAPC Designation status

Online self-study curriculum units:

Available to non-members
An In-Depth Look At Palliative Care And Its Services

Defining palliative care, which patients need it, how it is delivered, and how palliative care differs from hospice.

Symptom Management

5 Courses

Symptom Management
Complete all courses in the curriculum to receive CAPC Designation
Communication Skills

5 Courses

Communication Skills
Complete all courses in the curriculum to receive CAPC Designation
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Tools and Technical Assistance

Access proven resources for new and established programs

A process and tools for stabilizing and strengthening palliative care programs during COVID-19.
Includes 4 resources:
  • 1. Understand the Environment
  • 2. Engage Stakeholders
  • 3. Practice Flawless Program Basics
Tools for all aspects of palliative care telehealth delivery, from selecting the technology platform, to ensuring meaningful encounters, to billing appropriately.
Includes 25 resources:
  • Setting Up a Program
  • Preparing Patients and Families
  • Conducting Telehealth Visits: Etiquette
  • Conducting Telehealth Visits: Remote Physical Examination
  • Telehealth Documentation and Billing
Tools to make the case for palliative care resources and financial partnerships, including: the palliative care evidence base, and downloadable tools for presenting the case.
Includes 28 resources:
  • Palliative Care Impact
  • Tools for Making the Case to Stakeholders
  • Measurement
  • Successful Care Models
  • For Patients and Families
See all 41 Toolkits
Learn more about CAPC membership