About CPCCE

Elderly patient with caregiver

"Palliative care is not just about the end of life, it’s also about living well" - J. Randall Curtis, Director of CPCCE

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Our mission is to improve palliative care for all people of all ages with serious illness and for their families by integrating research, education, and clinical care.

The Cambia Palliative Care Center for Excellence (CPCCE) achieves this mission by: 

  • Enhancing patient-centered care for people with serious illness and their families, 
  • Training and supporting clinicians for delivery of excellent palliative care across the spectrum of training from pre- to post-professional licensure, and  
  • Conducting research and quality improvement projects to promote innovation in delivering value-based, patient-centered care to diverse populations across the lifespan.  

We are passionate about enhancing patient-centered care while recognizing and respecting differences across dimensions including age, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, primary language, ability, military status, religion, nationality, education, citizenship status, housing status, and socioeconomic status.

CPCCE also partners and collaborates with palliative care programs from other institutions and serves as a regional and national resource.