Palliative care improves patient quality of life and the likelihood people will receive care that is consistent with their wishes. It is among the highest value interventions for any patient with serious illness. Unfortunately, use of palliative care for patients with serious illness in NJ is low.

In order to develop recommendations to increase access and improve the quality of palliative care services across care settings in NJ, the members of our Coalition are working together to advance research to:

  • Better understand the need for palliative care services in the state as well as our capacity to deliver that care
  • Identify educational and competency gaps in training the next generation of healthcare providers who will care for our older adults and those with serious illness