Our mission is to strengthen the communication, collaboration, and connection between the health care system and communities, and between patients and clinicians, to support what matters most to everyone seeking care, especially people living with serious illness.
The Serious Illness Care Education Forum virtual series is the newest work to come out of our Medical Schools' Collaborative and is designed to bring faculty members from across Massachusetts together to learn about new developments in serious illness care undergraduate medical education and to catalyze collaboration across institutions.
The Massachusetts Patient and Community Review Board is designed to provide a thoughtful space for community members to share their insights and experience with healthcare researchers and program developers as they start new initiatives.
Last week, the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) announced that small-scale clinical testing of the POLST Program elements will begin in June. Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington and Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, along with their local partners in EMS, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and outpatient practices, will lead the clinical testing phase.