Featured News

Summit Update

Three hundred members and guests gathered on May 9, 2017 for an update on Coalition research and activities. Attendees also shared information about their own important initiatives.

Videos from May 9 Summit

  • Kayt Norris

  • Robert Vandor, Mel Frankel, and Elaine Seidenberg

  • Arleigh Prelow

  • Lillian Gonzalez

Photographs from May 9 Summit

Highlights of 2016 Coalition Summit

Current News

Health care and civic leaders launch Serious Illness Care Coalition
Health care and civic leaders launch Serious Illness Care Coalition

Coalition co-chair Dr. Atul Gawande joined WBUR’s Morning Edition to discuss the importance of serious illness care conversations.

When the personal and professional unexpectedly collide
When the personal and professional unexpectedly collide

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts CEO Andrew Dreyfus discusses his personal experience with serious illness care in this Boston Globe column.

At end of life in Mass., hospital care is big cost
At end of life in Mass., hospital care is big cost

In light of data indicating that more people spend their final days in the hospital rather than receiving hospice care, Dr. Gawande speaks to the Boston Globe about the Coalition's work to ensure more people receive care that aligns with their wishes.

Events

2017 Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s 4th Annual Cancer State Summit
Jun 01, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Control Network’s fourth annual cancer state summit titled: Quality of Life in Massachusetts: Building Community-Based Palliative Care will take place on June 1, 2017. The meeting features a keynote on national payment models for palliative care, a panel on innovative solutions to address access and equity issues, and a presentation on the mapping of palliative service networks across the state.

Thursday, June 1, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Four Points Sheraton
Norwood, MA