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June 2019

The Perfect Storm: Addressing Needs with Home-Based Primary Care

June 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In a health care climate of rising costs and resource strain, the aging population is particularly at risk for being medically underserved. In a 2018 white paper, Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) founder and CEO Dr. Thomas Cornwell examines the potential for home-based primary care as a solution to this challenge. This virtual event will feature a discussion of the opportunities and challenges inherent to this (and other) pilot projects in the context of the “Perfect Storm” identified by Dr.…

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C-TAC National Policy Forum in Washington, DC

June 5, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

C-TAC’s First Annual National Policy Forum will convene diverse stakeholders in Washington, D.C. to engage, educate, and advocate for higher-quality advanced illness care for all Americans. C-TAC will officially release its national agenda at this first-of-its-kind event. The goal of the Forum is to raise awareness and push congressional and administration officials to improve advanced illness care payment and delivery. Emphasis will be placed on exploring emerging policy and advocacy solutions to drive progress on key issues, including payment, care…

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July 2019

Virtual Roundtable: Lessons Learned from Tech Innovation

July 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

As technology advances, we are presented with more sophisticated tools and resources with which to provide and coordinate healthcare for Americans suffering from serious and advanced illnesses. This population is expanding rapidly due to the aging Baby Boomer generation and technological innovations will be a key component of ensuring that older Americans facing advanced illness receive coordinated, high-quality care. Founded in 2013, Vynca has in short order developed technology that not only helps patients, families and care teams make care…

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Documentation of Advance Care Planning in the Information Age

July 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Mart Building, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, #470
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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The delivery of effective, high-quality advanced illness care is intricately connected to patients’ digital health records and advance care planning documents. The Forum speakers will review trends in advance care planning at the national and state levels and will discuss the status of Illinois Senate Bill 0182. There will be a Q&A session after the speaker presentations and speaker panel. Speakers: Carole Montgomery, MD, FHM, CPE, MHSA, Director of Physician Development and Program Engagement, Respecting Choices Chelsey Patten, Director, POLST…

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Moving Research to Policy and Practice to Improve Support for Caregivers

July 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, 2222 Welborn St.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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A C-TAC and PCORI Regional Research Forum in collaboration with the American Heart Association C-TAC is convening this Regional Research Forum in collaboration with the American Heart Association to present two PCORI-funded research studies and one PCORI-funded seminar program that have the potential to significantly improve communication between caregivers and advanced illness patients. The Forum’s aim is to place these PCORI projects in the hands of implementors – health system leaders, providers, payers, community and state organizations, and others –…

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Webinar: Building State Coalitions by Optimizing Advance Care Planning Segmentation and Messaging

July 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Effective segmentation and messaging is critical for building and maintaining coalitions on the state and local level. From engaging in an ongoing dialogue with collaborators to issuing a clear and compelling call for action, communication is essential in order for community-based projects to survive and thrive. By uniting 90 organizations representing healthcare stakeholders from physicians to social workers, the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care has developed a movement for change in advanced care across the state. During this webinar,…

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September 2019

Putting Research into Practice: Communication and Advance Care Planning

September 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cambia Grove, 1800 9th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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With support from the Person-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) as part of their Eugene Washington Engagement Award for Capacity Building grant, C-TAC is convening this Forum in partnership with Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest to highlight the findings of threepioneering research studies on communication, ACP, and decision-making. These three studies are led by distinguished PCORI-funded academic investigators. The purpose of this Forum is to place these person-centered, actionable 1800 PCORI studies in the hands of implementers – health system leaders, individual providers, payers, community and state coalitions, and advocacy groups – who can use the research…

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Implementing Effective Care Coordination Models for Advanced Illness Patients

September 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

With support from PCORI as part of their Eugene Washington Engagement for Capacity Building Award Program, C-TAC is convening a Regional Research Forum so that health system leaders, individual providers, payers, and community and state coalitions can learn about three pioneering PCORI-funded research studies that present innovative models of care for patients living with an advanced illness. The aim of the Forum is to connect the PCORI researchers with advanced illness care implementers to improve the quality of life of…

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October 2019

Sixth Annual National Summit on Advanced Illness Care

October 9, 2019 - October 11, 2019

The annual convening of influential changemakers in advanced illness care is at the Coalition’s signature event – The National Summit on Advanced Illness Care held this year in Minneapolis, MN, October 9-11, 2019. Over the course of 3 days, you will hear from leaders across industries with the expertise and passion to improve advanced illness care demonstrating how they are improving lives in their communities. Join your peers at the must-attend event of the year.

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January 2020

Webinar: Using Measurements to Improve Care

January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Advanced Care Transformation IndexSM, 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…

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