The APAD Program is designed to support academic institutions and civil society organizations aspiring to build advocacy capacity to improve palliative care service provision in their countries or regions.
Civil society organizations include a wide variety of networks and groups: non-governmental organizations (NGOs), professional associations (such as national palliative care organizations), charitable organizations, faith-based organizations, and foundations that function outside of government to provide support and advocacy for specific issues. Sometimes called the “third sector” to differentiate it from the public (governmental) and private sectors (businesses and corporations)—civil society organizations can influence and inform the actions of policymakers and businesses – in this case to advance and improve palliative care provision.
The APAD program aligns with the four thematic areas of work identified in the IAHPC 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. It falls under Advocacy, and seeks to achieve the IAHPC Strategic Objective 1.2: “To develop a global cadre of IAHPC members to advocate for improved access to essential palliative care medicines at national, regional, and global levels.”
The APAD program includes an award given to institutions/organizations working to advance palliative care in their countries, and mentoring from IAHPC staff and board members as appropriate for a period of two years.
Applicants are required to complete an online application in English and to present a project proposal focusing on how they will build institutional capacity to facilitate constructive relationships with all relevant actors, including government officials and media representatives as appropriate, with the goal of improving access to services for people with palliative care needs.
Project proposals may relate to advocacy at specified levels of governance for:
Selected institutions or organizations will be awarded US $1,000 for the first year, with another amount to be determined (not exceeding US $1,500) for the second year. Deadline to apply has been extended to September 10, 2022.
Grantees will be required to develop, implement, and report on their project progress at quarterly intervals throughout the two-year term.
This call is open to IAHPC institutional members only.
The following criteria must be met:
Preference will be given to:
Deadline to apply is September 10, 2022. To receive a link and a copy of the application, please contact Debra Pledger-Fonte, Coordinator of Membership Benefits.