• Dr. Ira Byock returns to the CCCC Annual Summit with Dr. Charles Grob

    The two physicians will present a break-out session titled Taking Psychedelics Seriously: Responding to Persistent Suffering the afternoon of Wednesday, April 11th.
    Severe psychological and existential suffering robs people of meaningful quality of life and brings some to desire to end their lives. Currently available treatments for depression, anxiety, and spiritual distress often fail to alleviate suffering ...

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    Announcing the Recipients of the Local Coalitions Grants

    It is with great pleasure that we announce that four new local coalitions have been organized and selected as recipients of the Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC)/Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) Advance Care Planning Community Coalitions grant funding.
    Join us in congratulating:

    Humboldt Advance Care Planning Coalition (HumACP)
    My Life. My Way. Lake County Coalition for ...

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    Job Announcement – Communications Specialist

    Are you interested in using your communications skills to help change the culture of healthcare and improve care for seriously ill patients? Do you enjoy writing for a wide range of audiences and stakeholders?
    The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is a statewide collaborative of healthcare providers, consumers, and regulatory agencies working together to ...

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  • Legislative Update: Hospice and CDPH Gearing Up for SB 294 Implementation

    “When can a hospice begin providing skilled services to non-hospice patients under SB 294?… How and where should a hospice submit the required paperwork?…  Is CDPH planning any education on the implementation of SB 294?…”
    These are just a few of the questions that the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) posed to California Department ...

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    RFP: Advance Care Planning Community Coalitions Grant

    Advance care planning (ACP) is a critically important component in the delivery of person-centered and culturally appropriate care. The benefits of ACP are measurable and significant; yet, healthcare systems, staff, providers, and others face many challenges to engaging in or implementing ACP activities or programs. Higher levels of participation in ACP will benefit patients, families, ...

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  • Job Announcement – Office Manager

    Are you passionate about managing the office of a non-profit?  Do you want to support the movement toward patient-centered health care?
    The Sacramento-based Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is looking for a dynamic individual who is passionate about improving health care and skilled in office management to join our team. CCCC is a nonprofit, ...

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  • CCCC Pediatrics Teams Up with Other State Groups

    As the space and need for pediatric palliative care grows, our pediatric team at CCCC is working with other pediatric coalitions across the country to maximize impact. The reality is that many of these coalitions depend solely on volunteers and one to two (often part-time) staff to run. As such, their influence is limited within ...

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  • Meet Our Newest Staff Member Kris Wallach, Program Director

    Kris comes to CCCC with 30 years of experience in various aspects of the not-for-profit healthcare industry; from providing health education to developing and directing the function of a collaborative charity care program and implementing educational activities for physicians and other healthcare professionals.
    Prior to joining us, Kris worked as the Director of Membership and Community ...

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  • Final Version of Community-Based Palliative Care Consensus Standards Available Now

    Final Version of Community-Based Palliative Care Consensus Standards Available Now

    The finalized version of the Community-Based Palliative Care Consensus Standards for California has recently been released by the California Advanced Illness Collaborative (CAIC). These Standards were developed by the CAIC to make high-quality palliative care available as a standard part of medical care for all Californians.
    Initiated and convened by Dr. Marcus Tygeson, MD, and Judy ...

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  • The Place of Spiritual Guidance in Palliative Care

    The Place of Spiritual Guidance in Palliative Care

    Spirituality is often used as a coping strategy, with prayer, meditation, and mindfulness among the many spiritual resources patients use to help cope with the intensity of the pain they experience. – S​PIRITUAL CARE: What It Means, Why It Matters in Health Care
    This week, along with the rest of the country, we’re celebrating National Spiritual Care ...

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