CHA works with the following organizations to promote high quality palliative care for all who need it.
Supportive Care Coalition
(SCC) is a coalition of Catholic health ministries working to create a health care system where all those with seriously illness have access to high quality palliative care. The work of the SCC is focused on ethics
, and education
Patient Quality of Life Coalition
represents over 40 organizations dedicated to improving quality of care and quality of life for these patients – from pediatrics to geriatrics – and to advancing public policies that improve and expand access to palliative care and appropriate pain management for these individuals.
Circle of Life Award
honors innovative palliative and end-of-life care in hospices, hospitals, health care systems, long-term care facilities, and other direct care providers.
Whole Person Care Initiative
is a national partnership to develop quality palliative care programs that support and accompany the chronically and terminally ill in both clinical and parish settings.
Archdiocese of Boston Initiative for Palliative Care provides education, outreach and advocacy to create an informed public about palliative care, including support and education about Advance Care Planning, which allows people to discuss and make known their wishes for care in anticipation of a time when they cannot speak for themselves.
Center to Advance Palliative Care provides tools, training, technical assistance, and metrics needed to build and sustain palliative care in all health care settings.
Communication Skills Pathfinders – a web portal designed to connect all clinicians who care for seriously ill patients to easily access, proven communications skills training. This resource was developed by a collaboration of Ariadne Labs; the Center to Advance Palliative Care, and VitalTalk.
Institute for Human Caring, Providence St. Joseph Health
National Association of Catholic Chaplains along with Board Chaplaincy Certification, Inc. offers an advanced certification in palliative care and hospice.
Palliative Care, Carmelite Sisters for the Aged & Infirm
Pontifical Academy for Life, PALLIFE Project is an international study group with the purpose of supporting the academy in its initiatives to promote palliative care throughout the world.