Resource Library

NCSI Coalition Clinical Practice Forum #2: Intro to Data Analytics in Serious Illness: The Impact of Interoperability and Patient Access on Quality Serious Illness CareClinical PracticeHow can improvements in the electronic exchange of patient health information (interoperability) improve patient and …
C-TAC Webinar: The Impact of the 2020 Election on Federal Serious Illness Care PolicyCommunication, Advocacy, and EducationLegislative and regulatory experts review the likely priorities of the new Biden Administration and
NCSI Coalition Clinical Practice Forum #1: Intro to Data Analytics in Serious IllnessClinical PracticePredictive analytics in healthcare uses historical data to make predictions about the future, thereby personalizing …
POLSTAdvance Care PlanningThis website provides many resources to aid in understanding the National POLST as both a …
Evidence-Based Best Practices for Improving State-Level C-TAC ACT Index ResultsAdvance Care Planning, Communication, Advocacy, and EducationThe report from C-TAC offers a variety of specific best practices to promote ACP.Research communication-advocacy-educationresearch-study
NC Coalition on AgingCaregivers and Patient Engagement, Communication, Advocacy, and EducationOur mission as a coalition is to improve the quality of life for older adults … communication-advocacy-educationwebsite
AARP’s COVID-19 Care BookletCommunication, Advocacy, and EducationAvailable in Spanish. Designed with spaces to write down important
ACP & Advance Directives + NC General Statute Updates Webinar (Video and Notes)Advance Care Planning, Caregivers and Patient EngagementOn July 8, the NCSI Coalition, in partnership with Coalition members, hosted an educational webinar … caregivers-and-patient-engagementwebinar
NQF Issue Brief: Opportunities for Advancing Quality Measurement in Community-Based Serious Illness Care.Caregivers and Patient

Covid-19 Response Resources

National POLST Leadership Offer Guidance During COVID-19 Outbreak

National POLST leaders, which includes medical professionals and ethicists, have worked together to provide two statements relevant to the current situation:

  • Completing POLST Forms in Crisis Standards of Care
  • COVID-19 & POLST Statement

Click here for a web page that pulls together resources that can be very helpful to professionals as well as the general public.

How to talk about COVID-19 and Your Patients' Wishes Regarding Serious Illness Care

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement says, “Clinicians have been finding that patients are often relieved and grateful when given the opportunity to proactively discuss their priorities for medical care should they get sick in the future with COVID-19.”

Click here  for access to the entire article, which includes “Tips to Consider”.

COVID-19 and the Carolinas: State Responses and Federal Legislation to Address the Crisis

The NC Institute of Medicine and the SC Institute of Medicine & Public Health have issued two joint briefs regarding the impact and responses to COVID-19 in the Carolinas.

  • Click here for access to the April Issue Brief on COVID-19 and the Carolinas.
  • Click here for access to the May Issue Brief on COVID-19 and the Carolinas.

NQF Issue Brief: Opportunities for Advancing Quality Measurement in Community-Based Serious Illness Care.

This content in this brief reflects input from experts convened as part of the Serious Illness Quality Alignment Hub. This should prove to be a useful resource.

Click here to download this PDF.

Serious Illness Care Program’s COVID-19 Response Toolkit

Ariadne Labs has published an easy-to-use, adaptable toolkit of resources, the first version of which was published on April 3, 2020. It will be updated as the COVID-19 situation evolves. The toolkit includes the following items:

UPDATE: NC DHHS COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Updated as of: 01.14.2020

A tested, safe and effective vaccine will be available to all who want it, but supplies are currently limited and will continue to be for the next few months. To save lives and slow the spread of COVID-19, independent state and federal public health advisory committees recommend first protecting health care workers caring for patients with COVID-19, people who are at the highest risk of being hospitalized or dying, and those at high risk of exposure to COVID-19. Based on new federal recommendations issued by the CDC Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the Department has updated and simplified the vaccine prioritization plan.

January 11, 2021 COVID-19 Stakeholder Update

PRESS RELEASES since the last update include:

NEW resources since the last update include:

UPDATED guidance since the last update include:


UPDATED reports since the last update include:

NEW EVENTS ADDED to the community testing events page

UPDATED Contact Tracing numbers