Our Mission

Our Coalition’s mission is to ensure that everyone in Massachusetts receives health care that honors their goals, values, and preferences.

Through the Coalition, we have an opportunity to build on the good work of clinicians, community groups, researchers, and leaders in health and government by coordinating efforts. Our combined initiatives will promote substantial, systemic change.

More from the Newsroom

‘Death is not a failure’: Medical schools adapt end-of-life lessons

An update on the progress of the Coalition’s work with the four Massachusetts medical schools on revamping undergraduate curriculum to focus on serious illness communication skills.

Medical schools to teach how to discuss patients’ goals for care — and for life

The Coalition convenes the four Massachusetts medical schools to strengthen curriculum around advance care planning conversations. Also discussed is the Coalition’s research and comments from patients and families.

End-of-life care focus of UMass Memorial training program

This piece includes information on the Coalition’s most recent research and describes an innovative training program at UMass Memorial to prepare nurses for hospice and palliative care.

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Research Spotlight

In 2017, we fielded a follow-up survey of Massachusetts residents focused on serious illness and end-of-life care. Download 2017 Report