California summit is taking palliative care mainstream in 2017

What skill sets are needed to provide quality palliative care? And what policy measures should be in place to make palliative care a regular part of health care? These are just some of the questions Coalition for Compassionate Care of California will address at its 9th Annual Palliative Care Summit in Sacramento, California, on March 13-14, […]


Palliative care visionary Dr. Betty Ferrell to speak at annual summit

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is honored to announce Betty Ferrell, RN, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN, will be the closing speaker at our 9th annual palliative care summit in Sacramento, CA, on March 13-14, 2017. Dr. Ferrell will deliver a vision for how a “community of caring” transcends the needs of all patients […]


Nominations open for 2017 Compassionate Care Leadership Awards

Do you know of a leader, researcher, or practitioner who is making a positive impact on the way Californians are cared for during serious illness or at the end of life? Do you know of an organization that should be recognized for breaking new ground and taking palliative care mainstream? The 2017 Compassionate Care Leadership […]


Department of Health Care Services director to talk policy at palliative care summit

How can public policy influence access to palliative care services in California? This important topic will be addressed by Jennifer Kent, MPA, director of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in a general session at the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California 9th annual palliative care summit. Reserve your spot today! Kent is […]


CCCC “conversation guide” adapted for Australian audience

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) continues to grow our coalition-building efforts outside of California. The Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre (CDPC), based at The University of Sydney, partnered with CCCC to adapt an advance care planning facilitator guide for use by staff in Australian senior centers, and independent and assisted living facilities. The […]


Consulting Client of the Month: Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH)

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California recently worked with the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) to provide introductory palliative care training for California’s Health Home for Patients with Complex Needs (HHPCN). The Health Home program has several policy goals, including the goal to “integrate palliative care into primary care delivery,” per direction from […]


Nov. 14 is a day of action in support of the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA)

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is joining with other palliative care leaders in a final year-end push to move the federal Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act forward in the legislative process (PCHETA, HR 3119). If passed, PCHETA would: Expand the availability of palliative care services to patients by educating the […]


Members get 10% discount on advance care planning courses by CSU Institute for Palliative Care

Did you know November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month? Celebrate all month long by taking advantage of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) member discount of 10% on all advance care planning courses offered by the CSU Institute for Palliative Care. This is a regular benefit of membership with CCCC. Individual CCCC membership: […]


BJ Miller, MD, announced as general session speaker at 9th annual palliative care summit

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is excited to reveal that BJ Miller, MD, is speaking in a general session at our 9th annual palliative care summit in Sacramento, CA, on March 13-14, 2017. Reserve your spot today! Dr. BJ Miller is a hospice and palliative medicine physician who powerfully advocates for the roles […]


CSU Institute for Palliative Care opens applications for $25,000 in scholarships

Scholarships facilitate training of more palliative care professionals in Southern California The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is announcing that $25,000 in scholarships for palliative care education is available to Southern California nurses, social workers, and other working professionals. The application deadline is midnight on Monday, November 28, 2016. The Institute extends an invitation to […]