The Center to Advance Palliative Care is a national organization that provides healthcare professionals with the tools, training, technical assistance and connectivity platforms to start and sustain successful palliative care programs.
Each year, CAPC organizes a National Seminar, which offers networking opportunities with expert faculty and peers, and technical assistance on program development and sustainability. Attendees represent palliative care programs in all clinical settings across the country.
CAPC’s constituency represents an array of professionals, disciplines and institutions. Thousands of healthcare providers regularly use its publications, web-based resources, training seminars and audio conferences. Constituents include clinicians from teaching hospitals, community, faith-based, specialty, or VA hospitals, hospices, managed care organizations, nursing homes and home health agencies. The diverse audiences that CAPC serves include:
- Social workers
- Healthcare researchers
- Patients and their families
CAPC is a national leader in the palliative care movement, advocating for issues that inform public policy such as enhancing the palliative care workforce, investing in the field’s science base and increasing the availability of services in the U.S. healthcare system.
Its overarching mission is to improve care for all seriously ill patients and their families by increasing access to quality palliative care services.