It’s really been a year. But I could not feel more grateful for the opportunity to work on our most beautiful mission - to ensure that we all get care that supports what matters most to us throughout all our lives, and especially when facing a serious illness.
Quick recap: just prior to the pandemic we launched a series of working groups – that quickly turned into support groups! – but that also led to the creation of our eMOLST web portal, our COVID-specific public messaging (informed by last year’s segmentation research), as well as our visitation policy guidelines that uplift the critical role of ‘visitors’ to the essential care partners they are. We hosted our 5th Annual (first ever virtual) Summit, where we committed to an equity-first approach to all our work. And this fall, we began another round of consumer research with an inclusionary design process, in partnership with several organizations around the country, to center the voices and experiences of communities of color in our vision for how to measure and improve serious illness care.
And my goodness, the Coalition members have been doing amazing things. Check out the newsletter archive, where we’ve shared many stories of the programs, tools, ideas and innovations that so many created throughout this challenging time.
As 2020 comes to a close, I want to express my deepest gratitude to all of you. The community we have created together has been a source of inspiration, innovation and hope through some very dark days.
Wishing you all the best for the holiday season.