2013 National Summit
On January 29 and 30, 2013 C-TAC hosted over 400 leaders — from clinicians and policy makers to faith leaders and large employers — to tackle one of America’s greatest challenges, breaking though the cultural, health system and policy barriers so that seriously ill people receive the right care at the right time and place.
Summit participants left with a sense of purpose and direction, and the strong belief that now is the time for reform.
Providers, policy makers, caregivers, family members, educators, faith leaders, insurers, advocates — everyone can be part of the solution to transform advanced care. Summit participants engaged with over 50 expert speakers like Amy Berman (pictured above) regarding:
- Clinical and Community Models that Work: How to overcome barriers to implement successful advanced illness programs in your area.
- Give People What They Want to Control Spiraling Costs: How to make the argument for better, more holistic approaches to care delivery that increases patient/family satisfaction and lowers costs.
- Policy and Advocacy Approaches: How to leverage diverse groups to deliver a consistent message to key stakeholders and to effect positive policy change.
- Patient/Family, Caregiver and Faith-Based Perspectives: How to use powerful, personal stories to support fundamental change.
- Public, Provider, and Employer Engagement: How to use trusted authorities to educate patients, family, and caregivers about advanced illness.
Give Us Your Thoughts: We’re going to apply the Summit findings to refine C-TAC’s strategies and plans and be back to you with our thinking. Meanwhile, please send us any further ideas or feedback from the Summit through our online survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5GFHYS3.
*For videos from the plenary session, please visit our YouTube page (CTACorg): http://bit.ly/XQBTPC
*Photos can be found on our Flickr page (CTACorg): http://bit.ly/WZpNX8
* Master slide deck from both days:
Join Us! Be part of a national movement to ensure that all Americans with advanced illness, especially the sickest and most vulnerable, receive comprehensive, quality care that is consistent with their goals and values and honors their dignity. If the Summit inspired you to transform advanced care, please contact us.
Special thanks for the support of the Mintz Levin Center for Health Law & Policy