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The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) Awarded a Cigna Foundation World of Difference Grant to Address Health Disparities in African American Faith Communities
These partnerships offer the opportunity to ensure that cultural and spiritual values, needs, and existing resources and knowledge — rather than clinical protocol alone — inform new models of care delivery. These networks will work to:
- Understand caregivers’ challenges, knowledge gaps, and information resources through a national baseline, regional workshops, and key stakeholder interviews
- Engage trusted partners in faith communities
- Support caregivers and their communities through academic and health system partnerships
- Empower and spread community-designed care models
“We’ve very excited about working with C-TAC to understand how to better support caregivers and design community health navigation to meet the needs of underserved families,” said David Figliuzzi, executive director of the Cigna Foundation. “Cigna and C-TAC are committed to a shared vision where communities lead the design of practical, sustainable, community-driven solutions for their sickest and most vulnerable.”
“This grant from the Cigna Foundation will help us accelerate the critically important community work that C-TAC has been conducting from the very beginning,” said Jon Broyles, C-TAC Executive Director. “We are grateful for Cigna’s partnership. Together we’ll ensure that the values and voices of family caregivers and those they tirelessly serve are heard and honored.”
C-TAC is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition comprised of over 140 national organizations including patient and consumer advocacy groups, health care professionals and providers, private sector stakeholders, faith-based organizations, and health care payers that share a common vision of improving advanced illness care for all Americans. The Coalition works to ensure that all those with advanced illness, especially the sickest and most vulnerable, receive comprehensive, high-quality, person- and family-centered care that is consistent with their goals and values and honors their dignity.
About the Cigna Foundation
The Cigna Foundation, founded in 1962, is a private foundation funded by contributions from Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) and its subsidiaries. The Cigna Foundation supports organizations sharing its commitment to enhancing the health of individuals and families, and the well-being of their communities, with a special focus on those communities where Cigna employees live and work.
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