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Happy Holidays fellow humans

Dec 16, 2022

Hi everyone. I so love writing this end of year note. I like to slip in something comical about my kid (this week he wore pants - not shorts! - a first since April 2020!!), how thankful I am for the privilege of doing this work with the Coalition gang and all of you (so, so, so thankful).

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Exciting movement on the MOLST to POLST transition

Nov 30, 2022

We’re excited to share the news that Governor Baker recently signed Bill H.5374 “An Act Relating to Economic Growth and Relief for the Commonwealth,” which included language authorizing the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) to lead and administer the update of the Massachusetts MOLST program to a POLST (Portable Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Program aligned with national standards, including the development of a POLST e-Registry.

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Volunteer clinicians needed for Medical Justice Alliance

Nov 30, 2022

One of our newest Coalition members, Prisoners' Legal Services of Massachusetts, is leading the effort to build a Massachusetts a state chapter of MJA and is looking for clinicians to join the local network.

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Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care Appoints Michael Curry to Advisory Board

Nov 02, 2022

The Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care (Coalition) today announced at its 7th Annual Summit that Michael Curry, Esq., president and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, has joined its advisory board. A distinguished civic and public health leader with a commitment to reducing health inequities, Curry will play a key role in advancing the Coalition’s efforts and driving equity in serious illness care.

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Announcing our Summit speaker lineup!

Oct 27, 2022

Are you ready? The Summit's on Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 1:00 to 3:30pm ET. Join us for this free and virtual session with amazing speakers including Andrew Dreyfus, Maureen Bisognano, and Michael Curry!

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Registration's officially open for our 7th Annual Summit!

Sep 29, 2022

Join us for the Seventh Annual Summit of the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care. We'll be sharing about the Coalition's strategic direction and partnerships underway, as well as highlighting several models for elevating community and connection in serious illness care.

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Leveling Up Communication with Irene Yeh

Sep 14, 2022

Meet Coalition working group member Irene Yeh, MD MPH, a palliative care physician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). “Sometimes the greatest challenges we face in the clinical setting stem from misunderstandings and miscommunications, especially with patients and families from different backgrounds,” said Irene.

 

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Save the Date for our 2022 virtual Summit

Jul 25, 2022

We'll be gathering virtually on November 3, 2022 for our Summit! Join us as we share about the Coalition's strategic direction and partnerships underway. Pre-register today!

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Meet Our Three Newest Members!

Jul 25, 2022

The Coalition is pleased to announce three new members: U-Realized, Elaine Marieb College of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Prisoners' Legal Services of Massachusetts!

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You're Invited to Maine Medical Center's Grand Rounds

May 16, 2022

Please join us for Maine Medical Center's Palliative Medicine and Clinical Ethics virtual Grand Rounds on Tuesday May 17th, 2022 8-9AM ET, "Paving the Way for Universal Medical Student Training: the Massachusetts Medical Schools Collaborative" with speakers Jennifer Reidy and Stephanie Chan.

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