Reaching the
Tipping Point

The goal of the second John A. Hartford Foundation Tipping Point Challenge is to catalyze innovation that will make positive, breakthrough change in the care of serious illness.

We need this change to take place within every organization and throughout the nation.

Three Categories of Innovation

The Tipping Point Challenge is open to all health care organizations and collaborations, in any setting, discipline, or specialty, anywhere in the US. You do not have to be a CAPC member organization. The competition is focused on innovation and takes place in stages over a 10-month period. View the guidelines.

Specifically, we are looking for submissions of initiatives that address any of three categories of innovation.

Building Skills Among Nonpalliative Care Specialties and Disciplines

1

Improving communication skills and/or pain and symptom management skills among all specialists treating CHF, COPD, and cancer

Access to Palliative Care

2

Improving systematic access to specialty palliative care

Reaching the Patients in Need

3

Implementing a population health approach to identify and address patients with serious illness and unmet needs

Please note:  The COVID-19 crisis is testing clinical teams with an unprecedented number of patients, rapidly changing policies and procedures, and shifts in roles and priorities. Teams are welcome to submit initiatives they have introduced during the pandemic.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

STEP ONE

Sign Up: June 2020-March 2021

Any organization may participate. You do not have to be a CAPC member. Multiple organizations may collaborate on a single initiative. You may also sign up in two or all three areas of innovation.

STEP TWO

Full Project Submission: April 2021

Describe the initiative, the innovation, the bold solutions and the outcomes. The full submission must address the following: impact, evidence-base, feasibility, scalability, and sustainability.

STEP THREE

Review and Selection of Top Twenty-Five: May-June 2021
Top Twenty-Five:  Announced July 2021

Using a common rubric, the Advisory Team will assess the criteria outlined above. Based on the scores, the Top Twenty-Five will be announced (July 2021).

STEP FOUR

Winners Announced at the CAPC National Seminar: November 2021

In each area of innovation, three winners – Gold, Silver, and Bronze – will be announced at the CAPC National Seminar (November 2021).

Sign Up

BROWSE RESOURCES

Whatever point you’re at in enhancing skills and creating change, CAPC has put together useful resources to help guide you. Following are select resources for the second Tipping Point Challenge.

A Message from Diane Meier

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Video Stories from the First Challenge

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CAPC Video Library

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Past Challenge

More than 1,500 organizations met the first John A. Hartford Tipping Point Challenge. Meet the 24 winners and 70 honor roll recipients. Visit the CAPC YouTube channel to hear their stories.

EVENTS

CAPC hosts member and open-to-all events throughout the year. We encourage you take full advantage, as these events provide technical assistance, build clinical and operational skill, share information and best practices, convene the field, improve access and awareness, and promote the ideas that grow out of the competition.

CAPC Events

Help us fuel the acceleration of
better patient care.

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