Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)

California Hospice and Palliative Care Association is a proud member of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), the nation’s leading resource dedicated to increasing the availability of quality health care for people living with a serious illness.

ABOUT CAPC

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality health 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. 

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

CAPC is funded through organizational membership and the generous support of foundations and private philanthropy. It is part of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

The rates for our 12-month CAPC memberships for hospices range from $700-$3,750, dependent upon ADC.  CAPC is offering an introductory 15% discounted membership rate off your first year of membership to California Hospice and Palliative Care Association members. Here's a look at what CAPC members receive:

  • Exclusive access to technical assistance and clinical training through a robust online course curriculum with free continuing education credits;
  • Call-in consulting with national experts in the palliative care field;
  • Hundreds of ready-to-use tools and resources;
  • Webinars on common topics;
  • A vibrant, collaborative community of health care professionals working with people living with a serious illness.

One CAPC membership provides an organization’s entire staff with full access to CAPC training, tools, and expert resources. Learn more at capc.org or contact the CAPC membership team at [email protected] or 347-835-3367.   

LEARN MORE

 

Thinking of setting up a palliative care program within your agency but unsure where to start?  CAPC can help!


Introducing the Palliative Care in the Home: A Guide to Program Design

The essential reference for planning and starting a home-based palliative care program, Palliative Care in the Home: A Guide to Program Design outlines a process for designing a program that provides the highest-quality care, is responsive to stakeholder priorities, and is financially and operationally sustainable.

Developed by the CAPC Home-Based Palliative Care Workgroup, an interdisciplinary committee of advisors that represents medicine, nursing, social work, and administration, Palliative Care in the Home shines a light on replicable principles and practices of some of the most successful home-based palliative care programs in the United States. Using case studies from three home-based programs representing different payment models and organizational platforms—a hospice organization, a health care system, and a large multispecialty clinician group—it offers key insights into the mechanics of these established programs. Palliative Care in the Home also provides tips from the field that reflect real-world challenges and opportunities. Use it to learn best practices for providing quality palliative care in the home.

Download a sample of Palliative Care in the Home: A Guide to Program Design.

CAPC members can download the full online version free of charge.

DETAILS

  


Not sure where to begin?

Watch the video below for a quick tour of the capc.org website. 


Symptom Management FREE Training

Improve patient quality of life and prevent avoidable crises for patients with serious illness through expert management of common symptoms.

Uncontrolled symptoms lead to preventable suffering and crises that often result in ED visits and hospitalizations for patients and their families. CAPC’s symptom management unit covers techniques for assessing and managing common sources of distress, including nausea, constipation, dyspnea, depression, and anxiety. Pain is a much-feared side effect of many serious illnesses, but is manageable with proper training.

Anxiety in Patients with Serious Illness -Take this online course to learn evidence-based strategies to identify and treat anxiety in patients with a serious illness.

Constipation in Patients with Serious Illness - Constipation occurs in at least 70% of patients living with a serious illness and often goes unrecognized. Take this online course to learn critical skills to identify and manage the impact of constipation.

Depression in Patients with Serious Illness - This online course teaches how to accurately identify and treat depression in patients living with a serious illness.

Dyspnea in Patients with Serious Illness - Take this online course to learn how to manage dyspnea, including the physical causes of shortness of breath and the emotional impact on the patient.

Nausea and Vomiting in Patients with Serious Illness - Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms of serious illness, and can cause dangerous complications. Take this online course to learn practical skills to identify, manage, and reduce these symptoms.

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