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Trailblazing a Path to Quality Care: Harm Reduction Plays Pivotal Role in Supportive Palliative Care Program

By: Sabreen Huq, C-TAC Partnerships and Programs Intern As a key component of our policy agenda, increasing access to community-based services, including palliative care, is essential to shaping an equitable and coordinated health system for all people with serious illness. Providing accessible palliative care for people experiencing homelessness carries broad implications for health, and it…

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C-TAC Member Spotlight: Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition

Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition believes there’s no place like home. The organization’s mission is to provide support services to help older adults and adults with disabilities stay living independently in their homes for as long as possible. Many of Verde Valley’s clients can no longer drive due to age limitations, mobility challenges, or chronic illnesses.…

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Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Benefit Highlighted During C-TAC Member Meet-up

By: Sarah Davidson, C-TAC Partnerships and Programs Intern This August, C-TAC hosted its second Member Meet-Up where leaders from the Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (GIPPCC) discussed the state’s new Pediatric Palliative Care Benefit. GIPPCC works to increase access to compassionate, quality pediatric palliative care programs throughout Illinois, and this year GIPPCC’s advocacy efforts…

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Congress Makes Strides Toward Sustained Support for Family Caregivers

Improving the health system for people living with serious illness requires a range of supports, services, and resources for care that promote patient agency over their healthcare experience.  For example, supporting the roles of family caregivers can act as a means of operationalizing ideas of person-centered care to encourage care delivery that reflects the patient’s…

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C-TAC Team Member Spotlight: Sandra Arias

By: Sandra Arias, C-TAC Partnership Associate Hi everyone! My name is Sandra Arias and I am the Partnership Associate at C-TAC. I am a first-generation college student and received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from The George Washington University, with minors in Spanish and Psychology in May 2018. In my free time…

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C-TAC Regulatory Comments Pose an Avenue for Change

By: Joanna George, C-TAC Policy Intern The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is required to post all proposed regulations for a 60-day public comment period before finalizing them. As an advocate for individuals with serious illness, C-TAC comments on pertinent proposed rules to promote high quality, comprehensive, and person-and-family-centered care. Recently, CMS finalized…

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C-TAC Intern Spotlight: Hamid Torabzadeh

By: Hamid Torabzadeh, C-TAC Partnerships and Programs Intern Hello! My name is Hamid Torabzadeh, and I am currently a rising senior at Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, CA. I am very passionate about advancing innovation, access, and quality in our healthcare system by leveraging technology, research, and policy to help people live…

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Social Impact Series: “Let’s Talk About ACP” Toolkit Equips Faith Leaders to Start Conversations about Advance Care Planning

Exploring the intersection of health and social factors to improve health outcomes can empower community members and spark innovative approaches to advancing health equity. As an organization committed to dismantling systemic barriers inhibiting historically marginalized groups from accessing quality healthcare, we are committed to advancing a policy agenda that centers health equity among its key…

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C-TAC Member Spotlight: Hucu.ai

Hucu.ai is committed to assuring that patients and their families receive truly patient-centered care. Founders Asif Khan and Laura McKee named Hucu.ai in 2018 from the Latin “Huc Curae” or “Care Anywhere” based on their experience both as healthcare professionals as well as consumers. “Atul Gawande’s book Being Mortal describes my frustrating and fragmented experience…

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