To serve our
vision, the Initiative to Improve Palliative Care for African
-Americans (IIPCA) was formed to define and promote a research,
education, and policy agenda for the improvement of care for African
American patients facing serious illness. Our goals are to:
- Educate key
stakeholders and leadership organizations in the black community
- Build coalitions
with palliative care health, education and policy groups
and support rigorous and innovative educational activities and
- Shape public
policy through forums and publications.
of our Initiative lies in the interdisciplinary breadth of perspectives
represented and its location within the African American community.
We wish to help organizations and individuals find ways in which
they can share our vision and work toward improving care offered
to our community.