Key C-TAC Documents

Select pdf copies of the Coalition’s documents

The Issues:
  • Call to Action. Ultimately, almost all of us will need and want advanced care. Over the next two decades, the number of people over 65 will nearly double to more than 72 million, or one in five Americans…
  • Key Statistics. Highlights on the facts about the social and medical aspects of advanced illness care in the U.S.

C-TAC At-A-Glance:

  • One Pager.  As Baby Boomers age, the number of people struggling with serious advanced illness will expand rapidly; we need action…
  • C-TAC Post Summit Report.  For the latest Workgroup and Committee strategies for 2013/2014 based on the findings from the National Summit (January 2013).  Read more about the 2013 National Summit Summary.
  • C-TAC Consumer Perceptions Paper. In 2011, C-TAC issued the research brief “Public Perceptions of Advanced Illness Care: How Can We Talk When There’s No Shared Language” highlighting the substantial communication gap between patients/families with advanced illness and their health care providers.  Selected findings, conclusions and indicated action to improve public engagement efforts were updated February 2014.
  • Our Guiding Principles. As C-TAC works to transform advanced illness care in the U.S., the Coalition is united by six principles. These principles gauge our efforts in ensuring that you and your loved ones are empowered to make your own decisions, that you do so with trusted health care providers, and that you have access to a comprehensive set of health care and social services that reflect your wishes and values and honor your dignity.
Coalition Initiatives:
  • Clinical Model & Team Overview. As chronic illness enters its advanced stages, quality of care may decrease due to the inherent fragmentation of the care system.  Delivery redesign is needed for the growing population of patients with advanced illness in particular, a group that includes some of our most seriously ill and vulnerable citizens…
  • Policy Framework. C-TAC’s ultimate policy objective is to improve the quality of life of people with advanced illness and their families and caregivers.  C-TAC aims to accomplish this objective by working with Coalition members and others who share a similar vision to promote and implement public and private policies to foster the creation and expansion of scalable, person- and family-centered health care delivery models…
  • Employer Checklist. During advanced illness, employees and employee caregivers have significant needs, including planning for a health crisis, caregiving, and support for grief and bereavement.  The Checklist for Employers puts forward four categories of action items your organization can use to assist employee caregivers.

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