Partner Tom Valuck was invited to participate in the recent National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care Stakeholder Strategic Directions Summit in Chicago. The Summit brought together over 60 representatives from 43 national organizations that covered a broad range of care settings, provider/professional associations, accrediting bodies, payers, and community services organizations. The purpose of the summit was to:
- Discuss and define essential elements of quality primary and specialty palliative care services in the community, and
- Elicit input on how to leverage the current National Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 3rd edition (2013) to begin the work of creating the 4th edition.
In January 2017, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awarded the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care a two-year grant to support the development, endorsement, dissemination, and implementation of the National Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th edition. The goal of the 4th edition is to improve access to quality palliative care for all people with serious illness, regardless of setting, diagnosis, prognosis, or age. An overview of the project is available online.