End-of-Life Care Challenge

The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) is sponsoring a contest to improve participation in end-of-life care planning activities. Motivated by the fact that many people have not communicated their end-of-life treatment wishes, CHCF has created the contest to encourage creative ideas to encourage advance care planning. The contest has three categories: best overall solution, with a prize of $5,000; best solution relating to advance directives, with a prize of $2,500; and best solution relating to POLST, with a prize of $2,500 dollars. The prize is being judged by leaders in palliative care and advance care planning, including NPPTF Chair Judy Citko, and NPPTF Consultant Charlie Sabatino. For more information on the contest, click here. We hope that you will share your ideas to encourage the documentation of wishes through advance directives and POLST.