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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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.

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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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Cape Cod Healthcare Works To Change How People Talk About End-Of-Life Care

Cape Cod’s Quality of Life Initiative is an innovative, community-based program focused on getting people in the region to name and talk to a proxy.

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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