Cambia Health Foundation and The John A. Hartford Foundation Unite to Improve Awareness and Access to Serious Illness and End-of-Life Care
New York, NY and Portland, OR (August 29, 2019) – Today, the Cambia Health Foundation and The John A. Hartford Foundation announced their partnership to co-fund seven national organizations working to improve care for older adults and other people facing serious illness and the end of life.
The $750,000 investment of the Cambia Health Foundation, alongside grants in the amount of $3.5 million from The John A. Hartford Foundation, will support the project, “Building Public Engagement and Access to Palliative and End-of-Life Care.” With the goal of improving the way health care professionals and patients understand and approach serious illness care, this initiative will disseminate evidence-based innovations and coordinated communications to reshape public attitude toward palliative care, advance care planning, and hospice so that more people can live well – from diagnosis, through treatment, to cure, or end of life.
With the participation of seven leading organizations, this three-year project aims to:
- Create messaging for the seven national organizations and other key stakeholders that will help build public and health care provider understanding of serious illness and end-of-life care.
- Provide core support to enable the seven organizations to scale their operations and increase their capacity to meet the needs of more people...