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 Coalition

Have you met the POLST form yet?

In March 2021, Massachusetts officially began the important work of transitioning the current paper-based MOLST Program to the much improved POLST electronic form and statewide electronic registry. We want to hear your ideas on how to make this a successful transition. Please join us for our first session where we will introduce the POLST form and discuss the changes it introduces.

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Got an idea to support family caregivers?

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech is seeking digital health startups with solutions for unpaid family caregivers to compete in the Massachusetts Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge. The Challenge is focused on finding solutions for unpaid caregivers who provide support to loved ones outside of traditional child rearing. Applications are due July 30, 2021.

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Sister to Sister: Empowering Black women as health care consumers

When it comes to getting the care that supports what matters most, there is a lot to talk about. Community Conversations: Sister to Sister in Cambridge, MA provides a forum for Black women to learn from experts -- also Black women -- on everything from allergies to elder 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