Guidelines and FAQs

CAPC’s second John A. Hartford Foundation Tipping Point Challenge focuses on innovative initiatives that will improve the delivery and quality of care for people living with a serious illness, and their families.

Eligibility and Guidelines

  • Both CAPC member and nonmember organizations are invited to particpate.
  • You must sign up by March 31, 2021.
  • You may sign up in one, two, or all three categories of innovation.
  • Multiple organizations may collaborate on a single initiative and may sign up and submit together.
  • Submission of the full project takes place throughout April 2021.
  • The following areas will be evaluated: Impact, Evidence-Base, Feasility, Scalability, and Sustainability.
  • Initiatives must have been started in the last three years (since January 1, 2017).
  • New initiatives, including those developed due to the pandemic, are welcome.

FAQs

Eligibility

  • What is the Tipping Point Challenge?

    The John A. Hartford Foundation Tipping Point Challenge is a national competition sponsored by the Center to Advance Palliative Care and The John A. Hartford Foundation. The goal is to catalyze the spread of skills, ideas, and solutions that will improve health care delivery for all people living with a serious illness.  We aim to create a tipping point of change in the care of serious illness across the US.

    Taking place over the course of 10 months, the second Challenge focuses on high-impact innovation. It is open to member and nonmember organizations alike.

  • Is there an application or signup?

    Yes. You must sign up your organization by March 31, 2021. Submission of the full iniative takes place throughout April 2021.

  • How does the second Challenge work?

    Organizations must submit an innovative initiative that addresses any of three areas of innovation:

    • Improving communication skills and/or pain and symptom management skills among all specialists treating CHF, COPD, and cancer
    • Improving systematic access to specialist-level palliative care
    • Implementing a population health approach to identify and address patients with serious illness and unmet needs

    See the Challenge page for full details and links.

     

  • Is this a challenge for organizations or individuals?

    This is a Challenge between organiztions. However, individuals or groups of individuals must submit on behalf of their organization. You may sign up in one, two, or all three categories of innovation. Multiple organizations may collaborate on a single initiative and may sign up and submit together.

  • Can you submit innovations that have to do with COVID-19?

    Yes! This global pandemic has stretched both practice and minds. Innovative initiatives that have stemmed from COVID-19 can fit any of the three categories.

  • Can you participate if you are not a CAPC member?

    Yes! You do not have to be a CAPC member organization to participate. The second Challenge is focused on innovation and will be open to all health care organizations nationwide. CAPC membership, however, enables you to use all of CAPC’s courses for skill-building, and CAPC’s breadth of technical assistance. If your organization is interested in becoming a CAPC member, contact us at 212-201-2674 or membership@capc.org.

Process

  • What is the timeline?

    • June 2020-March 2021: Sign Up
    • April 2021: Full Project Submission
    • May-June 2021: Review and Selection of Top Twenty-Five
    • July 2021: Top Twenty-Five Announced
    • November 2021: Winners Announced at the CAPC National Seminar

  • What is the judging process?

    CAPC will use a scoring rubric to assess submissions. All submissions will be scored and winners selected by a panel reprenting expertise in the areas of innovation. The following categories will be evaluated: Impact, Evidence-Base, Feasility, Scalability, and Sustainability.

  • What is the prize?

    Winners will each receive an honorarium. In addition, CAPC will promote their success within their institution, to all other organizations, to the national press and to their local press. Each winning organization will receive a certificate of achievement, one free registration to the CAPC National Seminar 2021, and will be featured on the CAPC blog and through all other CAPC channels.

  • Is there a benefit to using CAPC's resources to compete?

    You do not have to be a CAPC member organization to participate. Membership will not be taken into account. However, by taking advantage of CAPC membership and capc.org, organizations gain access for all staff to all courses, tools, metrics, and technical assistance; free CEs; free ABIM MOC points for physicians; Designation status; access to national subject-matter experts, national leaders, and best practices.

  • How will you know the status of your submission?

    CAPC will announce and notify the Top 25 in July 2021. We will announce the winners – Gold, Silver, and Bronze – in November 2021 at the CAPC National Seminar.

  • What is the difference between the Tipping Point Challenge and the Project Tipping Point campaign?

    Project Tipping Point is a CAPC five-year campaign aimed at improving the care of serious illness among palliative care specialists and all other specialties and disciplines alike — by 2024. The Tipping Point Challenge is the cornerstone of the campaign.

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