SUPPORTIVE CARE MATTERS (SCM) is a public awareness campaign launched by the Partnership for Palliative Care to help people living with illness or challenged by aging achieve a better quality of life by being an active participant in their healthcare planning.
Our message is twofold: The more you can participate in decisions about your healthcare, the better your care will be. The more self-care techniques you learn, as well as how to access medical and community support, the easier your journey with chronic illness will become.
The Partnership for Palliative Care (PPC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded in 2008 by a group of national leaders in medicine and philanthropy. PPC was a significant member of the team whose work resulted in 85% of hospitals today having palliative care programs, up from 20% in 2008.
Along the way, we realized that achieving a good quality of life while challenged with illness or aging requires patient participation. Supportive Care Matters, through our website, blog, facebook page and in-person workshops provides the tools and resources to help people live a better life.
This is your Care Community. Please contact us and let us know what’s on your mind, what questions you have and what you have learned on your health journey. Together we can help people with chronic illness live better lives and spark a movement that truly is all about patient-centered care.
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