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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
Zoom Platform

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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February 2020

Webinar: Implementing New Medicare Advantage Supplemental Benefits for the Seriously Ill: Opportunities, Challenges & A Path to Greater Uptake

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom Platform

Recent policy changes have given Medicare Advantage (MA) plans new flexibility to offer a wider range of benefits that support their members’ broader health and social needs, and allow them to target these novel supports to members that need them most. Many of the newly allowable benefits, including home-based palliative care, in-home support services, and family caregiver supports, can be especially important for those living with serious illness. A new study from the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy examines…

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Webinar: Leveraging Video Technology to Enhance Patient Safety and Deliver Concordant Care

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Platform

Advance care planning conversations are the first step in ensuring that people communicate their preferences and goals of care, but how can we make sure that those wishes are understood and honored? TRIAD VIII was the first evidence-based study to evaluate how Scripted Patient To Clinician Video messaging can allow clinicians to hear what matters most to a patient straight from the patient’s mouth, even when a medical crisis renders them unable to speak for themselves. MIDEO®, a state of…

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Innovative Community Health Workforce Strategies

February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University of Southern California (USC) Andrus Gerontology Center Room 224, 3715 McClintock Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089 United States
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C-TAC is convening this Regional Research Forum at University of Southern California's (USC) Andrus Gerontology Center in collaboration with America's Physician Groups (APG) to present PCORI-funded research studies that have the potential to significantly improve workforce development and create actionable strategies. The Forum’s aim is to place these PCORI projects in the hands of implementers – health system leaders, faith leaders, providers, payers, community and state organizations, and others – who can use the PCORI research findings to implement systemic…

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National Policy Forum

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health, 700 2nd St. NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States
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More information will be coming soon!

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C-TAC Partner Event: 38th Annual Convention of the TX & NM Hospice Organization – Santa Fe, NM

February 27 @ 8:00 am - March 1 @ 5:00 pm
La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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The Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization is excited to hold its Annual Convention at the La Fonda Hotel on the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Feb. 27 - March 1, 2020. They invite you to join them in our celebration of our 38th Conference. They are expecting over 400 professionals in attendance again this year.

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March 2020

The Evolution of Hope in Advanced Illness: A Key to Health System Transformation

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, 23 Everett St., 3rd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Despite most patients’ preferences to die at home among their loved ones, many with end-stage cancer, heart failure and other advanced illnesses spend their last days in the hospital. Many clinicians resist telling patients that treatments are not working or that their prognosis is poor, fearful of destroying their hopes for cure. Difficult but honest and needed conversations about patients’ prognosis can be blocked by an unrealistic view of hope focused solely on cure.  But, as cure becomes less likely,…

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Webinar: Understanding and Respecting What Matters Most to Patients and Family Caregivers

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In order to support people living with advanced illness and family caregivers, it is crucial that we understand what matters most to them. In October, WebMD and The John A. Hartford Foundation published findings from an online survey of more than 2,700 older adults and caregivers on their attitudes and experiences related to age-friendly care.  In Age-Friendly Health Systems, value is optimized for all — patients, families, caregivers, health care providers, and the overall system using the “4Ms” framework that…

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Listening Session: Building State and Local Coalitions

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom Platform

Building and strengthening local and state partnerships can play a critical role in improving serious illness care on the community level. Mike Simmons, DBA, Founder and Managing Partner of Bridge Builder Strategies, has a wealth of experience in fostering these types of collaborations and serves as a Strategic Advisor to C-TAC for our community engagement work. This webinar will serve as a listening session, where Mike will answer questions from attendees on the challenges and barriers that come with building…

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