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.

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C-TAC Policy Forum

Our Executive Director, Anna Gosline, is participating in the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) Policy Forum on May 12, 2021. The forum offers changemakers an insider-view of federal serious illness care policies that they can leverage to drive change in their communities.

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Massachusetts is building a state POLST registry

We’re excited to announce that Massachusetts is building a state electronic registry to allow clinicians timely and trusted access to the medical forms that document patients' preferences for care near the end of life. The registry will include forms called physician orders for life-sustaining treatment, or POLST.

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Nursing Schools Endorse CARES Competencies

The Coalition is proud to be partnering with the Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing (MACN) to help ensure nursing students receive the necessary educational foundation to provide compassionate, evidence-based palliative care over the course of serious illness and through the end-of-life. Through this unique partnership, MACN has endorsed the CARES and G-CARES competencies.

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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