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Anna Gosline

Executive Director
Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care

Anna Gosline is the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives in the Executive Office of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care. At Blue Cross, she manages a diverse portfolio of policy, community and communications projects that touch on topics ranging from payment reform and health care costs to the opioid epidemic. She also leads the development of corporate-wide initiatives focused on serious illness and palliative care – from payment and benefits, to provider partnerships and measurement, to community and policy work. As the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care, which is administratively housed and primary funded by Blue Cross, she leads a thriving group of more than 100 organizations across the Commonwealth who are working towards a shared vision of ensuring that health care honor individuals’ goals, values and preferences at all stages of life and health, but especially in the face of serious illness.

Previously, Anna was the Director of Policy and Research at the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation where she oversaw the Foundation’s $1 million+ policy and research program. Before joining the Foundation, she managed a large-scale health system study for the state of Vermont. In a previous life, Anna was a health care journalist in the UK and Canada. Anna holds a master’s degree in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health, a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto.

Sessions

Breakout Session II – Building State Coalitions with Evidence-based Messaging

Presented by Kate Meyers, Peggy Maguire, Marian Grant, DNP, ACNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, RN, Anna Gosline at 1:30 PM on Thursday, October 10th.

2019 has been a great year for new state-based research on advance care planning, palliative care, and serious illness. Representatives from key states will present these recent findings and discuss how they are being used to advance the goals of their state coalitions. Attendees will learn how to implement some of the findings in their…