With a growing population of older individuals, the need for palliative care has never been more pronounced. The Center to Advance Palliative Care successfully led the call to provide palliative care in hospital settings. Today, the Center is focused on making palliative care available in the home and community. In this interview, the Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care Diane E. Meier, expresses the need to implement systems of care that better serve those living with chronic disease and their families. The Center to Advance Palliative care trains clinicians to provide around the clock access and coordinated care with a focus on the priorities of the patient.