How to launch a palliative care task force in your city or county: free webinar on December 10, 2014

Have you ever wondered how you can start a palliative care task force by working with your local government? Don’t reinvent the wheel—tune in to our FREE webinar on December 10, 2014, and learn how the San Francisco Palliative Care Task Force launched an initiative to meet the city’s current and future palliative care needs. […]


National Cat Day: Oscar, the palliative care cat

In honor of National Cat Day, we pay tribute to extraordinary felines providing a special kind of care. Over the past few years cats have been making headlines about how they can provide comfort to patients and families dealing with critical illnesses or nearing the end of life. While not professionally trained, one could say these […]


It’s time to start talking

By Judy Thomas, JD, Executive Director @JudyThomasJD It’s time we all started talking about our wishes for end-of-life care. However, not everyone is as comfortable talking about death and dying as Joan Rivers was. We know how Joan Rivers felt because she talked about the importance of discussing these issues in a public service announcement. As […]


Art inspires social change around aging

The Seniority explains the importance of ‘aging in place’ By Vicki Nelson, Executive Director Compassionate Care Alliance A recent reading of The Seniority in Big Sur left audience members invigorated about aging. Aging is not a topic typically embraced with much excitement, but by the end of the theatrical presentation the California coastal community of […]


Media training educates ethnic journalists on palliative and end-of-life care

By Liz Salmi, Director of Communications Coalition for Compassionate Care of California Research conducted by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) shows attitudes and experiences surrounding the end of life, when broken down by race and ethnicity, vary widely. For the second year in a row the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) and CHCF teamed […]


24/7 online training now available for California POLST form

Are you one of those providers that keeps hearing about POLST and knows you need to learn more but simply don’t have time? Are you a California healthcare professional who’s heard about the new form but haven’t had a chance to learn more? You are not alone! The California State University Institute for Palliative Care […]


Gov. Brown signs SB 1004, Medi-Cal to cover palliative care for adults

By Judy Thomas, JD, Executive Director Coalition for Compassionate Care of California @JudyThomasJD Yesterday afternoon California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1004 (Hernandez), which will require Medi-Cal to establish standards and provide technical assistance to Medi-Cal managed care plans and ensure the delivery of palliative care services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries. SB 1004 requires that […]


November 3 | Building Bridges workshop: Cultural Diversity and End-of-Life Care

By Keeta Scholl, Education Coordinator Coalition for Compassionate Care of California The Building Bridges workshop by the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals to explore your own cultural biases and apply what you’ve learned toward your work with seriously-ill patients. Building Bridges: Cultural Diversity & End-of-Life Care November 3, […]


PCAP Webinar | Palliative Care Payers Toolkit: How Payers are Supporting Palliative Care

Introducing the Palliative Care Payers Toolkit: How Payers are Supporting Palliative Care Thursday, October 9, 2014 Noon to 1 p.m. Free CEs: $25 Over the last year, the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)—in partnership with the National Business Group on Health and the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF)—has been working on an initiative program with payers […]