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Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) Announces Winners of John A. Hartford Foundation Tipping Point Challenge


National competition designed to catalyze skills, ideas and solutions to improve healthcare delivery to people living with critical illness

Posted: October 27, 2021 at 8:05 AM EDT|Update: 15 minutes ago

NEW YORK, October 27, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Innovative home-based palliative care for underserved rural populations and texting to find the tipping point are two of twelve winners announced today in the second round of The John A. Hartford Foundation Tipping Point Challenge. The Tipping Point Challenge is sponsored by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and the John A. Hartford Foundation.

The Center for the Advancement of Hospice Palliative Care (CAPC) and the John A. Hartford Foundation are proud to announce the winners of the second Tipping Point Challenge – a national innovation and quality improvement challenge. The goal is to create a tipping point in the quality of health care provided to millions of Americans living with serious illness.

“High-quality care for the millions of people living with severe disease means that clinicians across all specialties and disciplines must provide effective, patient-centered pain and symptom communication and management, and that patients with the most complex needs must have access to palliative care. specialists, ”said the CEO of CAPC, Brynn bowman. “The challenge helps us reach this tipping point of change in healthcare in the United States. “

The goal of this cycle was to catalyze innovation that will bring positive and revolutionary changes in critical illness care. Open to all healthcare organizations, settings, disciplines and specialties across the United States, more than 100 initiatives have been submitted, including those from hospitals, health systems, clinics and payers. Each submission has been rigorously peer reviewed by a panel of experts and assessed against five criteria: impact, evidence, feasibility, scalability and sustainability. Prizes were awarded for initiatives already implemented as well as those in the planning stages.

“We congratulate each of the winners of the Tipping Point Challenge for their innovative and groundbreaking approaches to ensuring that seniors and others living with serious illness have access to the highest quality health care,” said Terry fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chairman of the John A. Hartford Foundation. “As a result of their work, patients and families will experience better interactions with better trained health care providers, which will translate into a better quality of life.”

The winners are:


Project: Training initiative to improve the accessibility of palliative care by West Kenya
Submitted by: The AMPATH Consortium, led by Indiana University School of Medicine

Project: Optum CA Outpatient Palliative Care Program
Submitted by: Optum California

Project: Resource team of registered nurses in primary palliative care
Submitted by: Sarasota Memorial Hospital

However, planning phase

Project: send SMS to find the tipping point
Submitted by: Parkland Hospital and UT Southwestern Medical Center


Project: Choice: Innovative Palliative Home Care Program for Underserved Rural Population
Submitted by: Helios Care

Project: The CaLM Model: Wiring Cancer Centers for Holistic Care
Submitted by: Livestrong Cancer Institutes of Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin

Project: Interdisciplinary narrative experiences in a series of writing-reading-reflection to significantly strengthen reflective listening skills
Submitted by: The Narrative Initiative and St. Lukes University Health Network

Money, planning phase

Project: Discovering palliative care needs in an assisted living facility funded by Medicaid
Submitted by: NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and The New Jewish Home


Project: Selection question on discrimination for palliative care consultations in hospitals
Submitted by: NYU Langone Health

Project: Mass production of benevolent communication in the era of COVID-19
Submitted by: Parkland Hospital and UT Southwestern Medical Center

Project: From service to center: cutting-edge palliative innovations for complex populations
Submitted by: The University of Mississippi Medical Center

Bronze, planning phase

Project: Address the social determinants of health through screening and referral of resources
Submitted by: Ascension

About the Center for the Advancement of Palliative Care

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality health care for people living with serious illness. As the leading national resource in its field, PACE provides healthcare professionals and organizations with the training, tools and technical assistance necessary to effectively meet this need. CAPC is part of the Icahn School of Medicine in Mount Sinai At New York. and Follow @CAPCpalliative.

About the John A. Hartford Foundation

The John A. Hartford Foundation, based in New York City, is a private, non-partisan, national philanthropic organization dedicated to improving care for the elderly. A leader in the field of aging and health, the Foundation has three priority areas: creating health systems adapted to the elderly, supporting family caregivers and improving care for people with serious and end-of-life illnesses. For more information visit and follow @johnahartford.

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