The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) recently joined Cambia and other leaders in the field of palliative care to develop policy recommendations to address the most pressing issues for seriously ill patients and their families. These leaders came together in partnership with The Pew Charitable Trusts in order to deliver a comprehensive policy recommendation on palliative care to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The letter highlights four key areas that the new administration and Congress can support in order to encourage public and private sector innovation in palliative care:
- Building a robust workforce through education and training
- Promoting measures and care models that improve quality
- Supporting research to strengthen palliative care and end-of-life care practice
- Improving health information technology to honor patients’ preferences