American culture needs a new social contract to deal with advancing illness, frailty, and death itself. As a country, we spend enormous resources to extend life, but with little regard for the quality of life. Can we do a better job of aligning medical resources with personal values, preferences and desires to achieve a balance between the quantity and quality of life?

We think so.

Trillium Institute is called to develop innovative ways to care for people with serious illnesses. Our mission is to advance the art and science of navigating how to live well, die well, and grieve well.