One of the Coalition’s goals is to share resources that will improve health equity and benefit the field. Below are two survey opportunities that we request you share with your patients and colleagues as appropriate.

Survey Opportunity: LGBTQ+ Patients Living with Serious Illness
Dr. Cathy Berkman, Professor at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services and Director of the Palliative Care Fellowship, and Dr. Gary Stein, Professor at Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University are launching a study, called Project Respect, to examine the experience of seriously ill LGBTQ patients and their spouses, partners, and widows. The study will gather evidence that can be used to promote respectful, compassionate, and non-discriminatory hospice and palliative care for the LGBTQ community through research, policy recommendations, and advocacy.  Learn more HERE.

Please help by reaching out to LGBTQ+ patients and families and distributing the Project Respect flyer so we can all gain more insights about their experiences when receiving care.

Survey Opportunity: Health Equity for Black Patients Living with Serious IllnessThe Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is conducting a comprehensive environmental scan to identify initiatives aimed at improving the care of Black patients living with serious illness, and their families. Responses will help identify and disseminate promising practices.

Please share this questionnaire with relevant colleagues across your organization. The questionnaire should take less than 5 minutes to complete. And, as a thank you for completing it, you will be entered into a raffle to win one of ten $100 gift cards. All contact information will remain strictly confidential.

Click here to complete the questionnaire.