The article emphasizes that philanthropies, including The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF), have provided critical funding for the advancement of palliative care in the United States, complementing support from health systems for clinical services and the federal government for research.
The JAHF, as mentioned in the article, has been a long-time supporter of the field of palliative care through its grant-funded support of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, which focuses on improving access to high-quality palliative services and advance-care planning in the hospital and community. More recently, the JAHF has focused on funding an strategy to more rapidly scale palliative care, which provides core support for six of the nation’s leading innovative efforts, including National POLST Paradigm and The Conversation Project. Besides, the JAHF has partnered with Cambia Health Foundation and California Health Care Foundation on the Conversation Starters and Stoppers research to improve advance care planning.
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