Center to Advance Palliative Care

At a Glance

National Office: 
55 West 125th Street Suite 1302
New York, NY 10027

Diane Meier
People Served: 
6,000,000
Tax ID: 
13-6171197

Focus area(s):

Health Services/Access
Health Services

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Description

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is transforming the quality of health care in the U.S. by ensuring that people with serious illnesses, and their families, have access to high-quality palliative care services in our nation's hospitals and other health care settings. 

CAPC is the nation’s leading resource for palliative care development and growth and is poised to bring quality care for the most seriously ill fully to scale in the United States by the year 2020. CAPC’s work builds awareness and demand across a range of audiences, educates to influence public and institutional policy, and most importantly, provides healthcare professionals with the tools, training, and technical assistance necessary to deliver reliably high quality care to the sickest and most vulnerable persons turning to our healthcare system for help

Impact and Outcomes

Patients with metastatic lung cancer who receive palliative care have an improved quality of life and live approximately three months longer than patients who receive usual care alone.
CAPC has tripled the the number of hospitals providing palliative care in U.S., now reaching more than 6 million people annually.
CAPC has trained over 1,100 hospital palliative care teams from across the country, as well as all VA hospitals.

Mission & Goals

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services for people facing serious illness.

Program

CAPC offers comprehensive operational and clinical training for clinicians and palliative care program leaders at every stage of development. Training includes support for financial and business planning, needs assessment, program design, and assuring high functioning teams. As a result of these tools and technical assistance, CAPC helps establish new palliative care programs and ensures the long-term sustainability and quality of established teams. Beginning in 2015, CAPC will launch a comprehensive on-line clinical training curriculum aimed at those clinicians (doctors, nurses, and social workers) who serve the most complex patients to strengthen their knowledge and skills in pain and symptom management and effective communication. 

 
The organization deploys it own staff and also supports eight Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ across the country that provide intensive operational training and year-long mentoring for palliative care teams. In addition to working at the clinician and facility level, CAPC is actively engaged in promoting public policy to increase the availability and quality palliative care, and to support the development of evidence documenting the quality and cost impact of palliative care.  
 
KEY ELEMENTS OF THE CAPC MODEL   
 
CAPC provides a proven, comprehensive model that effectively combines training, technical assistance, convening and metrics uniquely designed to develop and sustain quality palliative care across the healthcare continuum. CAPC’s unique expertise and model enables it to span from operational development to building clinical skills.  Additionally, CAPC offers essential tools and resources for consumers, payers and policymakers.
Specific examples of CAPC’s content delivery platforms include, but are not limited to, extensive on-line training curriculum; an annual national seminar;; access to international experts via virtual office hours; convening and connecting opportunities for the field such as special interest groups and leadership circles; regular webinar series on the most important palliative care topics of the day; issue briefs; and the National Palliative Care Registry that collects and analyzes comparative data on palliative care structures and processes.
 

Impact

  • Since 2000, CAPC has contributed to a tripling in the number of hospitals providing palliative care in U.S. As a result more than 6 million people annually are able to benefit from palliative care
  • CAPC has trained over 1,100 palliative care teams from across the country through its Palliative Care Leadership Centers. 
  • CAPC has developed the National Palliative Care Registry™  − the only repository of palliative care operational data in the country. 
  • A landmark study conducted by CAPC and the National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC), demonstrated significant cost savings in association with palliative care services ability to meet patient’s needs and prevent crises and emergencies. 
  • CAPC convened a consensus panel of palliative care experts to develop the core metrics that all palliative care programs are expected to track.
  • With support of  CAPC, the National Quality Forum selected palliative care as one of the top 6 priorities for rapid improvement in the nation’s health care system.  
 
 
 

Growth Plan

CAPC will build on active relationships with 600 hospitals offering palliative care programs to ensure higher quality and capacity of service. In addition, by the end of 2016, CAPC will establish community-based palliative care programming in at least 25 U.S. metropolitan areas that are implementing plans for comprehensive palliative care services. Specifically, CAPC will:

  • Provide program support and other needed services broadly to hospitals and health systems with active palliative care programs to increase their size and quality of care
  • Identify and recruit community-based programs, including nursing homes and hospices, to adopt palliative care programming. CAPC will create customized tools to serve this new target audience effectively
  • Build a learning management system and scalable e-learning platform so that more training and technical assistance can be conducted via distance learning 
  • Increase capacity to effect policies that support and enable widespread funding and adoption of palliative care in hospitals and community-based settings
  • Build the size and capacity of the national office to effectively manage the increased workload resulting from scaling operations (e.g., product development, program implementation, business model transformation, and sales and marketing activities)

Location of Sites

National Office: 
55 West 125th Street Suite 1302
New York, NY 10027
List of locations

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Financials

Most Recent Budget

Year Ended:

2014

REVENUE

Corporate Grants: 
$0
Foundation Grants: 
$3,266,118
Government Funding: 
$0
Contributions from Individuals: 
$155,000
Special Events: 
$682,500
Program Services Fees: 
$0
Membership Dues: 
$0
Other Earned Income: 
$200,000
Other Revenue: 
$0
Total Revenue: 
$4,303,618

EXPENSES

Salaries, Related Salaries & Professional Fees: 
$4,700,306
Occupancy: 
$220,000
Travel & Entertainment: 
$215,877
Office Supplies, Printing, Postage: 
$118,070
Telephone & Communications: 
$105,153
Payments to Affiliates: 
$0
Other Expenses: 
$1,329,177
Other Expenses (Description): 

 

Other Expenses (Description): 

 

Other Expenses (Description): 

Total Expenses: 
$6,688,583

NET GAIN/LOSS

Net Gain/Loss: 
$-2,384,965

Prior Year Actuals

Year Ended:

2013

REVENUE

Corporate Grants: 
$0
Foundation Grants: 
$4,134,324
Government Funding: 
$0
Contributions from Individuals: 
$184,490
Program Services Fees: 
$0
Membership Dues: 
$0
Other Earned Income: 
$174,692
Other Revenue: 
$0
Special Events: 
$555,450
Total Revenue: 
$5,048,956

EXPENSES

Salaries, Related Salaries & Professional Fees: 
$2,159,824
Occupancy: 
$324,092
Travel & Entertainment: 
$133,520
Office Supplies, Printing, Postage: 
$73,026
Telephone & Communication: 
$65,037
Payments to Affiliates: 
$0
Other Expenses: 
$844,945
Other Expenses (Description): 

Total Expenses: 
$3,600,444

NET GAIN/LOSS

Net Gain / Loss: 
$1,448,512

Major Funders

  •     Altman Foundation
  •     Baker Family Foundation
  •     Brookdale Foundation
  •     California Healthcare Foundation
  •     Cambia Foundation
  •     Colorado Health Foundation
  •     Consortium
  •     Donaghue Foundation
  •     John A. Hartford Foundation
  •     Lord Foundation
  •     Miles and Parker Collier Foundation
  •     Mill Park
  •     National Business Group on Health
  •     Olive Branch Foundation
  •     The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation
  •     Stavros Niarchos
  •     The Y.C Ho/Helen and Michael Chiang Foundation