The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), in collaboration with the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care (NCHPC), is launching an exciting new initiative to build a comprehensive inventory of community palliative care programs across all service settings—including home, office/clinic, and long-term care.
While there is growing research demonstrating the positive impact of palliative care in these settings, there are no reliable data on (non-hospice) palliative care capacity outside of hospitals. Mapping Community Palliative Care will develop estimates of palliative care access in communities across the country and track growth over time. AAHPM is supporting this important project because it will promote the expansion of community palliative care by identifying models of service delivery and providing summary and comparative data for the field. And it will make it easier for patients, families, caregivers, and practitioners to find palliative care services in their community.
How can you help?
- In order for this project to succeed, we need all community-based programs to participate. Complete a brief survey on the Mapping Community Palliative Care website to put your program on the map. Participation takes less than ten minutes.
- Spread the word about the project by sharing this email with other community palliative care programs.
- Follow AAHPM and @CAPCpalliative on Twitter and share posts about the project.
Participating programs will be highlighted in the Provider Directory at GetPalliativeCare.org, an online resource for palliative care information for people with serious illness and their families.
Visit the Mapping Community Palliative Care website to learn more and participate.