What makes our Coalition unique is its model for bringing about change in the health system. Dozens of groups across the Commonwealth have already been working to promote advance care planning and improve care for those with serious illness. Now, through the Coalition, we have an opportunity to build on the good work of our member organizations by coordinating efforts. This involves sharing best practices, finding common areas of interest and expertise, and joining forces for advocacy. This benefits both member organizations and the patients they serve--and it helps us achieve our ambitious goals.