Connecticut Coalition To Improve End-of-life Care Provide Community Education About End-of-life And Palliative Care



What is the Coalition?


The Connecticut Coalition to Improve End-of-Life Care was founded in 1999. We are a state wide coalition that seeks to improve care for the dying and their families and to ensure that everyone has information about and access to compassionate, quality end-of-life care. We advocate for professional and institutional standards, continuity of care, patient and family satisfaction, and an appreciation of spirituality, religious and cultural diversity. We foster an atmosphere of inclusion, open discussion, and creative thinking.


Mission Statement


Promoting compassionate care for all people touched by life-threatening illness.


Vision Statement

All people will experience a dignified, life-affirming death consistent with their wishes and values.


What are the Coalition’s Primary Objectives?


  • Provide community education about end-of-life and palliative care.

  • Support making palliative and end-of-life care a defined area of medical and

    nursing
    expertise.
  • Encourage research in palliative and end-of-life care for all Connecticut

    residents including children and people with disabilities.

  • Promote effective palliative and end-of life care through public policy.
  • Help overcome the barriers to providing effective care.