Our Mission

The Coalition to Improve Advanced Care is a collaborative effort of nonprofit and community organizations in Arlington County and surrounding areas. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those facing advanced illness and their caregivers.

Advance Directives

Every adult needs an advance directive. CIAC now offers free assistance by trained volunteers. 

Every year faith communities around the country discuss end-of-life concerns. CIAC volunteers are ready to help! 



Our Sponsors

CIAC is supported by funds from the Geriatric Training and Education initiative of the Virginia General Assembly, the Arlington Community Foundation, and the Fenwick Foundation.

CIAC is convened by the Arlington Community Foundation and supported by the following organizations:

Marymount University * Virginia Hospital Center * Capital Caring
Goodwin House
* Arlington Neighborhood Village * Arlington Area Agency on Aging
Interchurch Community Health Initiative * Commission on Aging