Telehealth & Palliative Care: A Patient's Perspective

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing restrictions changed the way healthcare was delivered across the country. As Telehealth became an instrumental component of ensuring that access to quality care was maintained, countless patients benefitted from wide-scale retrofitting.


Resolution Care founder, Dr. Michael Fratkin, MD, speaks with Connie about her experience as a patient interacting with a rapidly evolving healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic.

C-TAC works to improve care for serious illness in a fragmented system of care that is often uncoordinated and confusing.

Get the facts about care for serious illness

Many assume that when faced with serious illness they will be able to…

Be at home, with family and friends

See the Reality

Just 15% of patients who need home-based primary care actually receive it 

Manage their pain

See the Reality

76.2 million Americans, one in every four, have pain lasting longer than 24 hours. Millions more suffer from acute pain

Address their spiritual wants and needs

See the Reality

Research shows most patients have spiritual needs and feel physicians should inquire about them, yet less than 1% report that their doctors did so

Avoid financially burdening their loved ones

See the Reality

Medical care is often much more expensive than expected and becomes a burden to families left behind

Key Initiatives

C-TAC advances our mission through these key initiatives.

Policy &

We continue to pursue legislative and regulatory strategies on both the federal and state level to support a robust advocacy effort, and ensure that those living with serious illness have access to high-quality, person-centered care.

Measuring Progress

We cannot make progress if we cannot measure it. Our Advanced Care Transformation IndexSM offers an in-depth look at the quality of serious illness care on the state level and can help chart a course for improvement in communities nationwide.

State and Community Organizing

Transformation of care for serious illness happens on the ground with people working with their clinicians, local health providers, and community institutions. We support state coalitions and provide them with a framework for how to organize.

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C-TAC represents more than 190 national and regional organizations dedicated to ensuring that Americans with serious illness receive care consistent with their values and that honors their dignity. Are you with us?

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