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President, Cambia Health Foundation
Cambia Health Foundation, the corporate foundation of Cambia Health Solutions, purposefully invests in health care system transformation, making the journey more person-focused and economically sustainable from birth to natural completion of life. Through our signature program, Sojourns®, we invest in palliative care to help people with serious illness and their caregivers live as well as possible for as long as possible.
Since 2007, Cambia Health Foundation has invested more than $46 million to advance access, awareness and quality of palliative care across the nation. Our goal is that every person with a serious illness has access to high quality palliative care – alongside curative care — in whatever setting is right for them, whether that’s in the hospital, in the home or in the community. We also want to ensure that caregivers feel included, honored and respected because we know that serious illness is more than a medical issue; it is a human issue that impacts friends, families and relationships.
Why Cambia Health Foundation Supports the C-TAC Summit
Since C-TAC’s inception, Cambia Health Foundation has supported and actively participated in the annual National Summit. Over the years, the conference has provided countless opportunities to learn from and collaborate with people who are passionate about improving the care and quality of life for people with serious illness and their families.
This year’s event is more important than ever in light of the systemic challenges and unconscionable health disparities the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare.
CTAC Summit 2020, our virtual gathering place, leverages our collective power to advance ground-breaking strategies and innovative approaches that foster long-term system transformation so that every person with serious illness has the opportunity to receive personalized care according to their unique goals, values and preferences. Crisis creates fertile ground for change. Together, we must move forward with renewed urgency to address gaps and inequities exposed by this pandemic. Let’s do this!