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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - Center to Advance Palliative Care
Palliative Care
Date Approved

Black Americans living with serious illness face significant racial disparities and unnecessary suffering, and the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is working to change that. With support from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, CAPC has developed a unique knowledge base of the care disparities experienced by Black patients, and effective interventions to improve care quality and quality of life for patients and families. CAPC will now develop new resources and innovative programming to teach the best practices of equitable care delivery during serious illness, and disseminate these resources to our extensive national audience. First, working with equity experts, patients/advocates, and health care leaders, CAPC will compile detailed guidance and practical tools to create a “recipe book” for the replication of best practices and proven interventions that target disparities. Second, through new programming that facilitates honest discussion and peer-to-peer learning, CAPC will support palliative care professionals as they implement health equity initiatives. Together, this assistance will support at least  1,500 health professionals within the first year it is made available, and will mobilize the palliative care field to be champions for equitable care delivery.