Updated 1/31/2013: The conference is now over. Rabbi Address will report on the key highlights in upcoming blog comments.
Rabbi Address, who is co-chair of the C-TAC Interfaith Work Group, spoke and moderated panels at this important conference in Washington.
You can download the CTAC Summit Brochure (PDF), or get more information through the links below.
The Summit created a movement to tackle one of America’s greatest challenges – breaking though the cultural, health system and policy barriers so that seriously ill people receive the right care at the right time and place. Join us and be part of a national movement that will reshape the future.
Whether you are a provider, policy maker, caregiver, family member, educator, faith leader, insurer or advocate, you can be part of the solution to transform advanced care. What you will learn:
- Clinical and Community Models that Work: How to overcome barriers to implement successful advanced illness programs in your area.
- Give People What They Want to Control Spiraling Costs: How to make the argument for better, more holistic approaches to care delivery that increases patient/family satisfaction and lowers costs.
- Policy and Advocacy Approaches: How to leverage diverse groups to deliver a consistent message to key stakeholders and to effect positive policy change.
- Patient/Family, Caregiver and Faith-Based Perspectives: How to use powerful, personal stories to support fundamental change.
- Public, Provider, and Employer Engagement: How to use trusted authorities to educate patients, family, and caregivers about advanced illness.
Speakers include: U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Mark Warner (D-VA), Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) (invited), Mark McClellan, M.D., Susan Dentzer, Judith Salerno, M.D., Leonard Schaeffer, Nancy Brown, Jennie Chin Hansen, Don Schumacher and many others
The conference was held January 29 and 30 at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, D.C.