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Policy Forum Series: Supporting the Direct Care Workforce

On May 12, C-TAC hosted the 2021 National Policy Forum. The final panel “How Advocacy Can Strengthen the Serious Illness Care Workforce” featured Dr. Manali Patel, a practicing oncologist and assistant professor at Stanford University, along with Sarah Slocum, Deputy Director of the Center for Eldercare Improvement at Altarum. Background                                                                                                                                       Often when we consider…

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C-TAC Member Spotlight: Humane Prison Hospice Project

“The way prisoners die says more about us and our humanity than it does about the crimes of the imprisoned,” – Marvin Mutch, Senior Advisor and Public Information/Policy Advocate for Humane Prison Hospice Project Founded in 2015, the Humane Prison Hospice Project’s mission is to implement hospice care in prisons by supporting and training prisoners…

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4 Things to Know About CMS’ PACIO Advance Directive Interoperability Project

Aimed at producing Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) implementation guidance (IG) for the interoperability of vital Advance Care Planning (ACP) documents, the Post-Acute Care Interoperability (PACIO) community’s Advance Directive Interoperability (ADI) project seeks to enhance the delivery of person-centered, quality serious illness care through innovative health technology. The project is currently in progress and will…

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C-TAC Intern Spotlight: Sarah Davidson

Sarah Davidson is a rising third-year undergraduate student at Brandeis University. She is pursuing a double major in Health: Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP) and Psychology, and a minor in Social Justice and Social Policy. She is a coordinator for Brandeis Best Buddies, a program that seeks to build friendships between Brandeis student volunteers and adults…

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Policy Forum Series: Updating Advance Care Planning for a Post-COVID World

On May 12, C-TAC hosted the 2021 National Policy Forum. The second panel “How Federal and State Policies and Innovations are Reshaping the Advance Care Planning Landscape” featured Nina Kohn, Solomon Center Distinguished Scholar in Elder Law at Yale Law School. The panel also included Anna Gosline, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness.  Background    The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the critical need for…

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C-TAC Intern Spotlight: Neharika Singh

C-TAC is excited to welcome the newest member of our team, Neharika Singh, who is serving as a Partnerships and Programs Intern. Originally from Northern Virginia, Neharika is a fourth-year student at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville studying Global Public Health with a minor in Spanish. Neharika is passionate about exploring and transforming healthcare…

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C-TAC Intern Spotlight: Dominic Novelli

Dominic Novelli is an upcoming fourth year undergrad at the University of Minnesota seeking a political science major and a minor in environmental science. His focus is on state government and policy. Within these areas of study Dominic focuses on the manner in which social movements can affect policy, especially at the local and state…

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Policy Forum Series: Leveraging Data to Improve Equity in Serious Illness Care

Recap and Tools for Success   On May 12, C-TAC hosted the 2021 National Policy Forum. The second panel “How Data and Policy Can Drive Access for Underserved Populations” featured Darci Graves from the Office of Minority Health at CMS, Debra A. Flores, Senior Vice President at Kaiser Permanente, and was moderated by Marisette Hasan, President & CEO at The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life…

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Policy Forum Series: Rethinking Federal Policy to Advance Payment Reform

Recap and Next Steps On May 12, C-TAC hosted the 2021 National Policy Forum that focused on key issues of the C-TAC Policy Agenda. The first panel “How to Leverage Federal Policy to Advance Home- and Community-Based Care Models” featured Anne Tumlinson, CEO of ATI Advisory, and Dr. Mona Siddiqui, Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy and Quality, Enterprise Clinical…

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State Coalition Field Reports: Spotlight on Community-Level Change

Grassroots level efforts to improve the lives of people with serious illness are far-reaching and essential. C-TAC has supported the development of several statewide coalitions across the country – collectives of groups from a variety of backgrounds who are committed to supporting the sickest and most vulnerable among us. Every other month, we will be…

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