CCCC submits recommendations to Medi-Cal regarding implementation of SB 1004

Despite growing recognition of the value and cost-effectiveness of palliative care services, there continues to be significant disparities in how palliative care is defined, delivered and evaluated—not just in California, but across the nation. Through the implementation of SB 1004, California’s Medi-Cal system has a unique opportunity to serve as a leader in the creation […]


Webinar on May 28: Talking with Advanced Elderly Patients about Risks

If Only Someone Had Warned Us: Talking with Patients about Risks Thursday, May 28 Webinar: Noon to 1 p.m. (PST) CCCC Members: $49 // Non-members: $99 1 CEU included for nurses, social workers and chaplains. View registration page for more details. It’s time to take another look at the care we provide to the pre-terminal and […]


How medical directors can make the most of advance care programs and POLST

Despite recent gains in public awareness, studies indicate most Americans have not completed an advance health care directive or designated someone to make decisions about their health care in the event they cannot speak for themselves. According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study1)Pew Research Center. Views on End-of-Life Medical Treatments. November 2013., 72% of […]


April 16 declared Healthcare Decisions Day in California

SR 17 urges Californians to communicate healthcare preferences before medical crisis occurs The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is proud to announce that April 16 has been declared Healthcare Decisions Day in California. The proclamation was authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-19) through Senate Resolution 17. The resolution urges all Californians to communicate their […]


POLST bills closer to passing in Legislature

Thanks to the work of Coalition members who wrote letters of support, two Coalition-sponsored bills moved forward in the Legislature this week. AB 637 (Campos), which would allow physician assistants and nurse practitioners, under a physician’s supervision, to sign the POLST, passed through the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 7, on a vote of 10-0. This bill will […]


Coalition for Compassionate Care of California appoints clinical director of consulting services

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is pleased to announce an expansion of the advance care planning consulting service with the appointment of Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C, as Clinical Director of Consulting Services. Shirley Otis-Green is an award-winning licensed clinical social worker recognized by the Project on Death in America and the […]


Kathy Glasmire recognized with Compassionate Care Innovator Award

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is proud to honor Kathy Glasmire with the 2015 Compassionate Care Innovator Award. This award honors a person who, in working closely with CCCC, has made an invaluable contribution to increasing access to palliative medicine and compassionate, quality end-of-life care in California, as well as helping to lead […]


SR 17 urges Californians to communicate healthcare preferences before medical crisis occurs

April 16 is Healthcare Decisions Day in California The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is proud to sponsor Senate Resolution 17 with California Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-19), which would declare April 16, 2015, as “Healthcare Decisions Day” in California. The resolution urges all Californians to communicate their healthcare preferences and execute an advance healthcare […]


Advance care planning conversation training in May 2015

Want to bring advance care planning to your community or patients? We can help! The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is bringing our advance care planning training program to Glendale and Sacramento. Participants will learn how to: Identify solutions for overcoming barriers to effective advance care planning conversations Practice using multiple tools for engaging […]


Action Alert: Support letters needed for SB 637 and SB 19

Ensure end-of-life wishes are honored for all Californians The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is sponsoring AB 637 (Campos) and SB 19 (Wolk)—two bills key to making sure Californians’ treatment wishes are honored. With your support, we can move these bills forward when they are heard in committee. Act now, and let your voices […]