About Us

Who We Are

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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