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C-TAC is proud to have the support of the David and Lura Lovell Foundation as a sponsor of our 2020 Summit. Learn more about this virtual event, to be held from Oct. 27-30, by clicking here.

The David and Lura Lovell Foundation is a family foundation based in Tucson (Pima County) Arizona.  We envision a community where all people have access to integrative approaches to health care and wellness throughout the spectrum of life. After co-funding an award-winning film, Passing On, about a community that achieved a 95 percent advance directive completion rate, the Lovell Foundation began working collaboratively with other funders, nonprofit organizations and health care systems to support one of the largest community-based initiatives in the country aimed at changing the conversation around dying. This initiative is predicated on the belief that if we can transform end of life care, we can transform our health systems for all people all along their health and wellness journey.

The Lovell Foundation has partnered with C-TAC in a variety of ways because C-TAC offers access to information, expertise, and a national perspective to us as a funder, as well as to our grantee partners in Arizona. Past Summits have been not only thought provoking but also a catalyst for us to move our end of life initiatives forward. We are happy to sponsor this year’s Summit.

Together, we are helping to create a culture-shift in the way we talk about, prepare for, and care for ourselves and our loved ones at end of life in Arizona. A global pandemic and the exposure of long-standing racial inequities in health care, especially end-of-life care, has only heightened the need for this work.

The cornerstone of the Arizona community-based model is to engage an anchor organization that leads the partnership in organizing, convening, fundraising, marketing and hosting action teams around the six pillars:  Community Outreach, Community-Based Education, Workforce Development, Workplace Initiatives, Professional Education, and Policy and Advocacy. The anchor organization chosen for the Arizona End of Life Care Partnership (AzEOLCP) is United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona (UWTSA), whose mission it is to build a thriving community by uniting people, ideas, and resources.

The specific mission of the AzEOLCP is to enhance the way we live by fundamentally changing the way we talk about death. The vision is to ensure that people receive the quality care they desire at the end of life. The Partnership model focuses on best practices that can be replicated to ensure person-centered, goal-concordant, high-quality end of life care. The Arizona End of Life Care Partnership is merging the worlds of healthcare and community to enhance quality of life and create models for collaborative care.

Jill Putt and Michelle Urbina will be staffing the EOLCP will be staffing the booth.

EOLCP telephone number: 520.903.3937https://youtu.be/WtX4j8IFn10

Website: https://www.azendoflifecare.org/

Learn more by watching this video about the EOLCP.

Facebook & LinkedIn:  Arizona End of Life Care Partnership

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