Featured Video: Clarity Amid Crises

Systemic injustices have plagued healthcare for generations. Ira Byock, MD, FAAHPM, a leading voice in our field, delivered the opening keynote of the 2020 C-TAC Summit, outlining strategies for tackling endemic racism and sexism in our field.

To access all other Summit recordings and resources on-demand, click here.

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

Get the facts about advanced illness care

Many assume that when faced with advanced 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.

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Policy &
Advocacy

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 advanced illness have access to high-quality, person-centered care. 

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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.

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State and Community Organizing

Transformation of advanced care 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.

Make a difference. Join C-TAC.

C-TAC represents more than 170 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?

Join C-TAC and make a difference for these patients today.

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