Founded in 1997, Americans for Better Care of the Dying (ABCD) was dedicated to ensuring that all Americans can count on good end of life care. The organization is no longer active. Our goals were to:
- build momentum for reform
- explore new methods and systems for delivering care at the end of life
- shape public policy through evidence-based understanding
We worked to accomplish these goals by focusing on fundamental reforms such as improved pain management, better financial reimbursement systems, enhanced continuity of care, support for family caregivers, and changes in public policy.
ABCD was one of the first organizations to tackle end-of-life care on the level of systems reform. Today there are a wide range of organizations addressing specific issues in the field.