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C-TAC Receives PCORI Award to Create Regional Leadership Forums on Advanced Care

We’re pleased to announce that C-TAC will receive the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award for Capacity Building from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). We will use this support to develop regional leadership forums that tackle issues in advanced illness care.

C-TAC will work with community partners to host a series of regional leadership forums in major cities around the United States. The events will reach patient and consumer advocates, health system leaders, faith leaders, and other key influencers who are working to improve advanced care. The forums are designed to put evidence-based, person-centered models of care for people with advanced illness right in the hands of stakeholder leaders, healthcare practitioners, and patient advocates who can see them implemented. A committee of healthcare leaders, experts, and patient representatives convened by C-TAC will select PCORI-funded research projects to highlight during each forum.

Funding from this award will also be used to develop a track on sharing evidence-based care models during the 2019 National Summit on Advanced Illness Care, C-TAC’s premier annual event.

To further disseminate the findings discussed during the forums and at the Summit, C-TAC will create a social media campaign to drive awareness of the events and raise awareness of participating research projects.

C-TAC looks forward to this initiative as the next step in ensuring that all Americans 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.

We recognize that the work of improving advanced care is taking place well outside of Washington. This project is part of our effort to engage with groups and individuals on the state and community level to effect positive change for people living with advanced illness.

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  1. Avatar Maria D Moen on November 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Great news and congratulations to C-TAC! Be sure to update your members on how they can get involved in the leadership forums and the guidance from them that will be so key to the advancement of patient-centered care. We are here to support you!

  2. Avatar Rev. James A. Kraft on November 14, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Hi my name is Jim Kraft and I am from the Metro-Detroit area. I would be very interested in participating in any regional discussion. Thank you!

  3. Avatar Rev. James A. Kraft on November 14, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Hi, Jim again. Sorry, I forgot to mention I am the Director of Advance Care Planning for the Henry Ford Health System : -)

  4. Avatar Christine Wilkins on November 19, 2018 at 9:35 am

    I am the Advance Care Planning Program Manager at NYU Langone Health – we are very interested in participating. Thanks!!

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