• Press Release

CAPC Announces New Grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation

Not-for-profit will be awarded $1,925,742 to improve access to quality palliative care

  • New York, NY
  • (June 10, 2019)

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is proud to announce a new grant to improve the quality of care for older adults living with a serious illness. Through the generosity of The John A. Hartford Foundation, CAPC will engage in four interrelated activities. This includes expanding access to high-quality community-based palliative care; improving frontline clinician skills through a national campaign and competition known as The John A. Hartford Foundation Tipping Point Challenge; partnering with the American Hospital Association to drive uptake of palliative care in health systems; and, addressing palliative care financing and operational issues faced by Accountable Care Organizations and Medicare Advantage Plans through learning collaboratives.

“We are grateful and extremely honored to be awarded this important grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation,” said Diane E. Meier, MD, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care and Professor, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “This funding will allow us to exponentially further our mission of improving and expanding access to quality care for all people living with a serious illness, the great majority of whom are older adults. By scaling our proven solutions, CAPC can leverage the move towards genuine person-centered care in the US health care system and make the case that the quality of our health care system is directly tied to reliable access to quality palliative care.”

“CAPC has played a transformational role in our health care system by dramatically expanding access to quality palliative care for older adults and other living with serious illness,” said Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation. “With this latest grant, we will help CAPC continue its momentum and help health systems become more age-friendly by ensuring that all older adults with serious illness can get palliative care when and where they need it.”

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality care for people living with a serious illness. As the nation’s leading resource in its field, CAPC provides health care professionals and organizations with the training, tools, and technical assistance necessary to effectively meet this need. CAPC is part of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York City. To learn more, visit capc.org.


The John A. Hartford Foundation, based in New York City, is a private, nonpartisan, national philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults. The leader in the field of aging and health, the Foundation has three priority areas: creating age-friendly health systems, supporting family caregivers, and improving serious illness and end-of-life care. For more information, visit johnahartford.org and follow @johnahartford.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai is a national and international source of unrivaled education, translational research and discovery, and collaborative clinical leadership ensuring that we deliver the highest quality care—from prevention to treatment of the most serious and complex human diseases. The Health System includes more than 7,200 physicians and features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 400 ambulatory practice locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the Top 20 Best Hospitals in the country and the Icahn School of Medicine as one of the Top 20 Best Medical Schools in country. Mount Sinai Health System hospitals are consistently ranked regionally by specialty and our physicians in the top 1% of all physicians nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

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