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 […]


Looking for palliative care everywhere

By Sandra R. Hernández, MD, President & CEO of the California HealthCare Foundation. The following post is re-blogged with permission. The California HealthCare Foundation is charting the spread of palliative care across the state and, while progress has been made, the supply is uneven. When I started practicing medicine more than three decades ago, there […]


California policy: POLST registry, advance directive database, palliative care benefits under Medi-Cal, and more

When it comes to public policy, a lot has happened in the last few weeks. The deadline for bill introduction was Feb. 27, and the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California has been reviewing bills to determine which ones are relevant to our mission. Here is what you need to know… PROPOSED LEGISLATION NEW AB […]


Coalition for Compassionate Care of California hosts annual palliative care Summit in Sacramento, CA

Palliative Care: A Call to Action Palliative care is a movement and you’re a part of it! Join with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California and leaders in the palliative care community as we answer a call to action and explore opportunities that will shape the future of health care in California and across […]


Redwing Keyssar and Napa Valley Hospice recognized for outstanding service, presented with Compassionate Care Leadership Awards

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is proud to honor Judith Redwing Keyssar, RN, and Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services with the 2015 Compassionate Care Leadership Awards. The awards recognize an individual and an organization that are changing the way we care for people who are seriously ill or approaching the end of life. […]


Change in law may affect advance directives notarized after Jan. 1, 2015

Californians who opt to have their advance directive notarized may encounter problems if the notary’s certificate of acknowledgement does not include a newly-mandated consumer-specific disclaimer. Effective January 1, 2015, California Civil Code sections 1189 and 1195 and California Government Code section 8202 require every acknowledgment, proof of execution of an instrument, and affidavit sworn to […]


Why Is Dr. Ira Byock Going To The CCCC 7th Annual Summit?

Everyone has a reason for attending the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California 7th Annual Summit on April 14-15, 2015. Find out why Dr. Ira Byock is going! Ira Byock, MD, is Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer of Providence’s Institute for Human Caring, and one of California’s leaders in palliative care. Register by March 20 and […]