The LIVESTRONG® foundation has selected The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification for Palliative Care as one of the programs for which it will provide grants through the 2012 Community Impact Project. This project provides funding for evidence-based community programs that better the lives of those affected by cancer. Funded programs will support thousands of people both during and post treatment, along with their families. The programs are selected for their proven ability to provide necessary programming and support to those affected by cancer. The Community Impact Project will award a grant of $10,000 each to 20 hospitals wishing to achieve the new Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Palliative Care. Certification is designed to set standards and acknowledge hospitals providing state-of-the-art palliative care services to hospitalized patients and their families from the point of diagnosis. The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) will provide tools, training and technical assistance to awarded sites. The deadline for submitting the 2012 application is Friday, February 10.
The 2012 Community Impact Project will offer nearly $1.4 million in implementation awards to 90 selected applicants including hospitals, cancer centers, university organizations and community-based organizations. This represents the largest number of financial awards LIVESTRONG has granted in a single year in the history of the foundation. LIVESTRONG is the brand of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, created in 1997 by the cancer survivor and champion cyclist, to serve people living with cancer and empower communities to take action. LIVESTRONG is committed to supporting community organizations in their efforts to help cancer survivors face the challenges and changes that come with cancer and has invested more than $70 million in community-centered organizations. (Contact: For Advanced Certification for Palliative Care, Michele Sacco, firstname.lastname@example.org; for LIVESTRONG, Rae Bazzarre, email@example.com)