Guidelines and FAQs
CAPC’s first Tipping Point Challenge focused on solutions and skill-building that will improve the delivery and quality of care for people living with a serious illness, and their families.
Eligibility and Guidelines
- CAPC member organizations were automatic participants.
- There was no application.
- Organizations could opt-out at any time.
- The first Tipping Point Challenge measured Course Completions and Designations.
- Member organizations and individuals competed only within their Tipping Point Challenge type: Hospital > 150 beds; Hospital < 150 beds; Critical Access; Hospice (ADC>150); Hospice (ADC<150); Long Term Care; Home Health Agency; Medical Group/Population Management; Health Plan
Was there an application or signup?
There was no application or signup. CAPC member organizations were automatically part of the competition.
Was this a challenge for organizations or individuals?
Both. It was the individuals within each member organization who took the courses and received Designation status. We therefore named winning organizations and winning individuals. Winning organizations and individuals were determined by the data.
- Could you participate if you were not a CAPC members?
How did organizations compete against organizations that were bigger or smaller?
Every member organization is judged only within their Tipping Point Challenge type:
Hospital (>150 beds)
Hospital (<150 beds)
Long Term Care
Home Health Agency
Medical Group/Population Management
How did the first Challenge work?
You needed to take as many courses and achieve as many Designations as possible. We believe this to be the first step in creating quality improvement for all patients – but especially those living with a serious illness. We need to reach the tipping point of change in every health care organization.
How will the second Challenge work?
The John A. Hartford Tipping Point Challenge is a national competition to catalyze the spread of skills, ideas, and solutions that will improve health care delivery for all people living with a serious illness. The second Challenge will focus on high-impact innovation. It will take place over the course of two years, and it will be open to member and nonmember organizations alike.
What is the duration of the Challenge?
The first Tipping Point Challenge took place over the course of 2019 — CAPC’s 20th anniversary year (January 10-December 31, 2019).
What was the judging process?
CAPC measured and reported back monthly to member organization administrators regarding Course Completions and Designations. Frontrunner and winning organizations and individuals were determined based on the data.
What did organizations win?
Winning organizations each received a $1,000 honorarium for their institution. In addition, CAPC promoted their success within their institution, to the national press and to their local press. Each winning organization also received a certificate of achievement. They will be highlighted at the 2020 CAPC National Seminar (with one free registration) and featured on the CAPC blog. Individual winners received a $100 gift certificate and a certificate of achievement.
What was the benefit of using CAPC's resources to compete?
The first Tipping Point Challenge measured CAPC Course Completions and Designation. By taking full advantage of CAPC and capc.org, organizations gained: access for all staff of the organization to all courses, tools, metrics, and technical assistance; free MOCs; and free CEUs and CMEs (available now). Designation status; access to national subject-matter experts, national leaders, and best practices. CAPC provided what is needed to improve and standardize the care of serious illness.
How did organizations know their progress and status?
CAPC reported monthly to member organization administrators regarding Course Completions and Designations. The report included the Tipping Point Challenge type you were competing within. We also announced those who moved forward in the competition per the timeline noted on this website.
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 expanding patient access to the principles and practices of palliative care — among palliative care specialists and all other specialties and disciplines alike — by 2024. The Tipping Point Challenge is the cornerstone of the campaign.
Will you ask our permission to make our status public?
Can we opt-out?
Yes, at any time. Just use the Contact Form here.