University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts
COmmunity-ACademic-Health Systems (COACH) Partnership for Palliative Care Transformation
The goal of the COACH Project is to lead a community-engaged process of health system culture change in advance care planning. The project will build on existing community and academic partnerships targeting seriously ill older adults. COACH will extend the impact of existing partnerships with local elder service organizations to inform the health system’s approach to advance care planning, with specific attention to public health education, messaging, and provider training.