Posted on: December 4, 2017
Written by: Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
Advance care planning (ACP) is a critically important component in the delivery of person-centered and culturally appropriate care. The benefits of ACP are measurable and significant; yet, healthcare systems, staff, providers, and others face many challenges to engaging in or implementing ACP activities or programs. Higher levels of participation in ACP will benefit patients, families, and providers by reducing stress and clarifying goals. Additionally, ACP will promote care consistent with wishes and will reduce the costs associated with delivering care that is not in alignment with patient wishes.
Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC) and the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) are excited to support the development of up to four new Advance Care Planning Community Coalitions with grant funding within the following counties in the PHC network: Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, Trinity, and Yolo. Grantees will be selected based upon evidence of a strong leadership team, a preliminary strategy to expand advance care planning within their communities, and a robust sustainability plan.
Selected ACP grantees will receive 18 months of financial, leadership, educational, mentorship, and logistical support from PHC and CCCC to enhance and expand advance care planning in their communities. PHC will fund the coalitions with direct support for coalition development. PHC will also fund CCCC to lead the program management and technical assistance for the new ACP coalitions. Grantees will receive complementary membership in the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, and all associated discounts and benefits, for the 18-month term of the grant.
Please email Kristine Wallach at KWallach@CoalitionCCC.org of your intent to complete a proposal, so that we might connect organizations in a community who are also applying. Only one submission per community will be considered for funding.