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).
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More