by Kendra Belfi, MD
Our Mission: To stimulate end-of-life conversations through education.
Our vision: To foster a culture in which all people live well until the end of their days.
The Coalition for Quality End-of-life Care (CQEC) board of directors has just completed a review of our organization aimed at making the Coalition more effective in carrying out its mission.
As a volunteer organization made up of many creative, passionate people, we simply had more great ideas than energy to carry them out.
To make the most of our volunteers' time and effort, the Coalition has adopted steps recommended by the CQEC Transitions Committee, including:
We are very optimistic that by refocusing our efforts on these projects, we will have more meaningful impact on our community and meet our mission of stimulating the very important end-of-life conversations.
- Refocus efforts on our major initiatives: National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16, Respecting Choices First Steps facilitator courses, and community outreach through our website and a speakers bureau.
- Shift to a project-based approach that will allow individuals to volunteer for one project with a time-limited commitment.
I encourage you to visit the Coalition online at www.coalitionqec.org and return often. We update the site with new resources as available and will post information about upcoming events as these are scheduled.
The Coalition website is designed to be a hub of information on end-of-life care resources and events community-wide, so if your organization sponsors related events, please contact us. We hope to form reciprocal partnerships with organizations that share our vision of a culture in which all people in our community will live well until the end of their days.
To learn more or get involved, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.