Advanced Care Transformation Index: Arizona Coalition to Transform Serious Illness Care

C-TAC is participating in a partnership to leverage the Advanced Care Transformation IndexSM to improve the quality of life for people with serious illness in Arizona. The state is serving as the front line as we strive toward our moonshot goal to ensure that 12 million people living with serious illness have a high quality of life by 2030. We are proud to work alongside the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association and the Arizona End of Life Care Partnership in support of this goal.

Below, you will find videos, reports and documents which capture the evolving history of our work in Arizona, supported by the Lovell Foundation of Tucson, AZ.

As Seen at the 2019 National Summit...

This video, shown at C-TAC's 2019 National Summit on Advanced Illness Care, describes the genesis of our initiative in Arizona.

Nov. 2019 Presentation to the Arizona Steering Committee

The slide deck above was used during a presentation to the Arizona Steering Committee, sharing recommended priorities for increasing community services for people with serious illness.

Jan. 2020 Presentation to the Arizona Steering Committee

In January 2020, a presentation was delivered to the Arizona Steering Committee, which focused on community service improvements. The slides used during this presentation are available above.

The Steering Committee has recognized that Arizona's lowest scores in the ACT IndexSM centered on patient co-payments, Medicare costs and community-level care. This finding has led the Committee to focus their Best Practices study on community care models, as well as reducing reliance on more expensive acute care services at the end of life.

At the Feb. 26 Steering Committee meeting, the Committee will be presented with a contract for the Discern Health Best Practices study, for their approval. Once approved, we will move forward with conducting the study.

Webinar: Using Measurements to Improve Care

The Advanced Care Transformation Index, a tool developed by the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), evaluates the quality of advanced care using 37 evidence-based measures. It allows healthcare leaders to track progress towards improving care at the state-level, and eventually determine the changes needed for care improvement. Currently, Arizona is leading the way in a national initiative that will measure advanced care quality in every state and create a roadmap of best practices.

On this webinar, representatives from the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association and the Arizona End-of-Life Care Partnership shared an overview of the Arizona partnership, discuss the purpose and use of the ACT Index, and highlight how the focused measures will help advance care for those with serious illness in Arizona.