The goal of the second round of The John A. Hartford Foundation Tipping Point Challenge was 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. Learn more about the second round of the Challenge below.
Three Categories of Innovation
The second round of the Challenge was open to all health care organizations and collaborations, in any setting, discipline, or specialty, anywhere in the US. Organizations did not have to be a CAPC member. The competition was focused on innovation and took place in stages over a 10-month period.
Specifically, we were looking for initiatives that addressed any of three categories of innovation.
Building Skills Among Nonpalliative Care Specialties and Disciplines
Improving communication skills and/or pain and symptom management skills among all specialists treating CHF, COPD, and cancer
Access to Palliative Care
Improving systematic access to specialty palliative care
Reaching the Patients in Need
Implementing a population health approach to identify and address patients with serious illness and unmet needs
Please note: COVID-19, Health Equity, and upstream palliative care initiatives were welcome and fit within all three categories of innovation.
SUBMISSIONS FOR ROUND TWO ARE CLOSED. PARTICIPATION FOLLOWED THE TIMELINE BELOW. CAPC WILL ANNOUNCE THE PARAMETERS FOR ROUND THREE IN 2022.
Sign Up: June 2020-March 2021
Any organization could participate. You did not have to be a CAPC member. Multiple organizations could collaborate on a single initiative. You could also sign up in two or all three areas of innovation.
Full Project Submission: April 1-30, 2021
The full submission had to address the following: impact, evidence-base, feasibility, scalability, and sustainability.
Top 25: Announced July 2021
Using a common rubric, the panel of judges assessed the criteria outlined above. Based on the scores, the Top 25 were announced at the end of July 2021.
Winners: Announced October 27, 2021
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
Video Stories from the First Challenge
CAPC Video Library
More than 1,500 organizations met the first round of The John A. Hartford Tipping Point Challenge. Meet the 24 winners and 70 honor roll recipients. Visit the CAPC YouTube channel to hear their stories, or read their stories.
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.