Mission Statement

The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) is dedicated to the ideal 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 will achieve this by empowering consumers, changing the health delivery system, improving public and private policies, and enhancing provider capacity.


Founded by Co-Chairs of the Board of Directors, Tom Koutsoumpas and Bill Novelli, C-TAC is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization based in Washington, D.C. and is funded by grants and the support of members. Find a list of C-TAC’s 160+ members here. Follow @CTACorg on Twitter to stay in touch with the Coalition.


What is advanced illness?

Advanced illness is defined as one or more conditions becoming serious enough that general health and functioning begin to decline, curative treatment loses its effectiveness, and care becomes increasingly oriented towards comfort -- this process extends to the end of life.