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
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.
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.
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.
Mass. Survey On End-Of-Life Plans Finds Gap Between What We Say And What We Do
A post on WBUR’s CommonHealth blog about the Coalition’s most recent research and our effort to encourage patients and families to talk about what matters most to them when it comes to care for serious illness.More