Membership:

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.

Requirements for Membership:

There are two primary requirements for becoming a member of our Coalition:

  1. Member organizations must agree to support the Coalition’s goals. 
  2. Coalition members make a commitment to take tangible actions that will help achieve our goals.

We have to build the will and the support system to get people comfortable talking about serious illness. Clinicians need to talk to patients. Families need to have the conversation and engage their caregivers. Only then will people receive the care that is consistent with their deepest values and wishes.”

Members

  • Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter
  • American Cancer Society and the ACS Cancer Action Network
  • American Nurses Association Massachusetts
  • Archdiocese of Boston - Initiative for Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning
  • Ariadne Labs
  • Association for Behavioral Healthcare
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts
  • Atrius Health
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Boston Center for Independent Living
  • Cake (joincake.com)
  • Cape Cod Health Care
  • Care Dimensions
  • Caregiver Homes /Seniorlink
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals
  • Disability Law Center of Massachusetts
  • Disability Policy Consortium
  • End With Care
  • Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Good Shepherd Community Care
  • Greater Boston Interfaith Organization
  • Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Care for All
  • Health New England
  • Hebrew SeniorLife
  • Home Care Aid Council
  • Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts
  • Honoring Choices Massachusetts
  • HopeHealth
  • Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts
  • Informed Medical Decisions Foundation
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • LeadingAge Massachusetts
  • Mass Home Care
  • Massachusetts Ambulance Association
  • Massachusetts Assisted Living Association
  • Massachusetts Association for Mental Health
  • Massachusetts Association of Health Plans
  • Massachusetts Association of Physician Assistants
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MassNELA)
  • Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors
  • Massachusetts Council of Community Hospitals
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Massachusetts eHealth Institute
  • Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute (MGPI)
  • Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute (MGPI)
  • Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
  • Massachusetts Health Policy Commission
  • Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association
  • Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • The Massachusetts Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (MassPACE)
  • Massachusetts Psychiatric Society
  • Massachusetts Senior Care Association and Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation
  • Metropolitan Boston Emergency Medical Service Council
  • Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association
  • National Association of Social Workers- Massachusetts Chapter
  • New England Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization
  • Newton Wellesley Hospital
  • Nina Rosenberg Consulting
  • Northeast Emergency Medical Services, Inc.
  • Old Colony Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Saint Vincent Hospital
  • Southeastern Massachusetts EMS Council
  • The Conversation Project
  • The Project on Advanced Care and Health Policy, a collaboration between the Petrie Flom Center at Harvard Law School and the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care
  • The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • VNACare
  • YMCA of Greater Boston
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center