Palliative Care: A Primer for State Policymakers
State policymakers are increasingly paying attention to palliative care programs, which offer patient-centered and cost-effective care for individuals with serious illness.
Adding palliative care to treatment has been shown to improve health outcomes and quality of life, while lowering costs an average of $7,000 per patient in high-need, high-cost populations. This new National Academy for State Health Policy primer, with funding from The John A. Hartford Foundation, identifies policy approaches states can use to implement and expand palliative care in their states.
Read or download: Palliative Care: A Primer for State Policymakers, May 2019
Palliative Care State Policymaker Summit Request for Applications: Policymakers were invited to a day-long summit, Aug. 20, 2019 in Chicago, to learn how to expand palliative care services in their states. Learn more about the summit here.