Matching other funders' support of the Center to Advance Palliative Care

This Foundation initiative was established to create the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC). The goals of this effort are to: (1) increase the number of hospitals that have the capability to provide quality palliative care; (2) create sufficient momentum that hospital-based palliative care becomes standard practice in comprehensive patient care; and (3) provide leadership in the development of standards for palliative care programs.This program is scheduled to end in June 2006. To sustain the gains made to date in the end-of-life field, the Foundation proposed a challenge to other funders to support the field. This challenge has been effective. The purpose of this project is to match the more than $6 million other funders have committed over five years to support the technical assistance, research, and training in palliative care that CAPC has helped to provide. The project will be considered successful if CAPC continues to provide technical assistance to hospitals and helps an additional 500 institutions establish palliative care programs.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $5,000,000.00

Awarded on: 1/26/2006

Time frame: 7/1/2006 - 6/30/2011

Grant Number: 55713


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, 10029-6574


Diane Eve Meier
Project Director