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 registered for our Summit yet?

Please join us for the 2021 Virtual Summit of the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care. We'll be sharing our newest research findings, reporting out from major initiatives, and exploring more deeply what it means to shift to an equity-first approach in all our work. Register Now! https://mcsicsummit.eventbrite.com

Laying the Foundation of a Health Care Proxy Volunteer Program

How might a health care proxy volunteer program look in Massachusetts? How can we best recruit and train volunteer health care proxies to ensure health care decisions made for each patient align with what matters most to them? What role can the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care best play in developing such a program? These are the questions that Fiona Pat explored in 2020-2021 as part of her graduate Capstone Experience at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Bioethics.

The Coalition Welcomes Three New Members!

The Coalition is delighted to have South Shore Health, Almgren Law Group, and CareNavigate join as a member organization because of the commitment is has shown to the present and future needs of the serious illness community.

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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