Funders across the nation have helped to launch and support community-centered approaches to address a wide range of issues.
For patients and their loved ones, no care decisions are more profound than those made near the end of life.
That was the conclusion of the expert panel that wrote the landmark 2014 report, Dying in America, for the former Institute of Medicine (now known as the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine). Sadly, the care people want at the end of life is far too often not the care they receive. This disconnect represents one of the most serious gaps in our health care system.
In recent years, grantmakers have been working to close that breach. Here are some examples of the important work they have been advancing: