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Evidence-Based Best Practices for Improving State-Level C-TAC ACT Index Results

The report offers a variety of specific best practices to promote ACP, including:

  • Recognizing racial and economic disparities in ACP and considering social determinants of health when designing programs
  • Creating educational programs for clinicians and healthcare organizations on the value of ACP and how to have meaningful conversations
  • Making ACP materials available in multiple languages to increase accessibility for patients and their families
  • Advancing state policies that support family caregivers, aligning policies with national and global efforts
  • Developing interventions that engage people with serious illness before they are in crisis