identifying ways to manage symptoms and improve communication

Patient-Centered Education & Research

After more than 20 years Patient-centered Education and Research and its primary project PC-HEART have ceased operations.

Thank you to all who provided support and interest over the past two decades.

Patient-Centered Education and Research assets will create a Palliative Care restricted grant at the Heart Failure Research Foundation (Foundation), a program of the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA). HFSA launched the Foundation to address the significant need for more dollars dedicated to heart failure research. Their mission is to improve the lives of patients by reducing the burden of heart failure.

The Palliative Care Grant will earmark our assets for research that improves the quality of life for persons with advanced heart failure and their families. The special grant will be managed by HFSA’s Research Committee. To learn more, or if you have questions, please contact Natalie Zundel at

Patient-centered Education and Research was founded in 2003 to support the work of a group of doctors, nurses, educators and researchers who formed the Palliative Care- Heart Failure Education and Research Trials (PC-HEART) collaborative. PC-HEART is our major project. We are working to identify ways to manage symptoms and improve communication and decision making for heart failure patients and their families.

We began our work with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support PC-HEART, and with donations of time, energy and money from many people, corporations and foundations. We continue to be a volunteer organization, with the vast majority of money supporting the work we do.

Make a Donation

Our work has been possible due to support from many organizations and individuals, as well as many hours of volunteer work. As a 501(c)3 charity we rely on public support. Your donation will help further our work to develop and distribute education for people living with serious or life-shortening illness and their families.

Please help us fund our work!

Your donation will support our work to develop and distribute educational materials to improve the lives of people with serious and life-limiting illness.  Information for people with serious illness and their families is more important than ever in these unprecedented times.

Patient-centered Education and Research is a 501(c)3 public charity per the Internal Revenue Service (EIN 71-0943993), and donations are tax-deductible as defined by tax law.

Donations may be sent to Patient-centered Education and Research 9967 South 2240 East, Suite 1 Sandy, UT 84092 or may be made online: