The Blog to Transform Advanced Care
Advancing Care through Innovation, Observation and Collaboration.
By: Kacy Ninteau, Policy & Advocacy Intern, C-TAC As the COVID-19 cases climb across the country, nursing homes continue to be among the hardest hit communities. Over 40% of COVID-19 deaths nationwide have been residents and workers at these facilities. What puts nursing homes at greater risk for outbreaks are chronic staffing shortages, which have…Read More
C-TAC would like to invite you to join us April 14-16 in Bloomington, Minn. for the Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care’s 29th Annual Conference. This is the largest event of its kind in the region, drawing over 1,000 hospice and palliative care leaders who are committed to providing the best care possible for…Read More
C-TAC was founded because Bill Novelli and Tom Koutsoumpas had both navigated the complex advanced illness care process with family members, but Koutsoumpas had a direct experience with serious illness when he was diagnosed with melanoma. This first-hand experience with a serious illness has made Koutsoumpas more keenly aware of the challenges faced by people…Read More
We are excited to announce that C-TAC’s 2018 Annual Report is now available for download. It reflects on a milestone year in the movement to transform advanced care. Highlights from the report include: In 2018, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Physician-Focused Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) unanimously recommended our Advanced Care Model for testing.…Read More
The Prognosis is Grim, but I’m Living My Life This letter by Dr. Marian Grant, Professional Engagement Workgroup Co-Chair, is featured in the New York Times Opinion Pages responding to an essay in the Sunday Review on the topic of terminal illness. “To the Editor: It is understandable that health care providers are reluctant to…Read More