Our mission is to ensure that health care for everyone in Massachusetts is in accordance with their goals, values and preferences at all stages of life and in all steps of their care.

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Coalition Goals

 

1

Complete a health care proxy

Everyone in Massachusetts, 18 or older, has designated a health care decision-maker (known as a health care "agent").

2

Engage in ongoing conversations with your health care agent

Everyone in Massachusetts, 18 or older, has had a conversation (and continues to have conversations) with their agent to communicate their goals, values and preferences for care at the end of life.

3

Ensure appropriate training for clinicians

All Massachusetts clinicians have appropriate training to facilitate high-quality communication with patients on advance care planning and serious illness.

4

Have an informed conversation with your care team

Everyone in Massachusetts facing a serious illness has had a high-quality, informed goals and values conversation with their care team.

5

Create a system to elicit and document wishes

All Massachusetts health care providers have systems in place to elicit and document goals, values, and preferences for patients with serious illness.

6

Ensure that preferences can be shared, regardless of place of care

All Massachusetts health care providers have systems in place to share patient goals, values and preferences across care settings, to ensure they are accessible regardless of place of care.

Our Leadership

 

Maureen Bisognano

Co-chair of the Coalition & President Emerita and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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Dr. Atul Gawande, MD, MPH

Surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Professor, Harvard T.H., Chan School of Public Health; Chair, Haven; Founder and Chair, Ariadne Labs

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Andrew Dreyfus

Founding Member of the Coalition & President and CEO for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

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Ellen Goodman

Founding Member of the Coalition & Co-Founder and Director of The Conversation Project

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Anna Gosline

Coalition Executive Director

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Stephanie Chan

Coalition Deputy Director

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Sponsors

 

BCBSMA

Cambia

Partners

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Massachusetts Medical Associate

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