Austin Health to lead national advance care planning initiatives

The Australian Government has announced that they will provide more than $60 million for a variety of new projects to improve palliative and end-of-life care, including $4.1 million to advance care planning initiatives led by Austin Health.

The funding will go towards increasing the awareness and uptake of advance care planning, through including through the Advance Care Planning Australia website, advance care planning seminars, online and face-to-face education and training sessions and a new National Advance Care Planning Day.

Funding will also go towards research, including a national prevalence study and a research project exploring the role of the substitute decision-maker.

For more information on the initiatives funded, visit the Advance Care Planning Australia website.

Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) is a national program that was developed by Austin Health to enable Australians to make the best choices for their life and health care.

Delivering an extensive range of projects, ACPA increases advance care planning resources across health sectors and NGOs, improves workforce capability, produces information resources for diverse consumers and communities, and builds the evidence base.