CCCC and Partner Organizations Work with DHCS to Move SB 1004 Implementation Date

Earlier this year we reported that the Governor’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017-2018 called for delaying the implementation of SB 1004 until no sooner than July 1, 2018. Thanks to the hard work of our policy team at CCCC along with eight partner organizations, the governor’s revised budget calls for implementation on or before January 1, […]


Hospice Giving Foundation Celebrates 20-Years of Support for Quality End-of-Life Care

As Hospice Giving Foundation (HGF) celebrates their 20th anniversary, they look forward to a future of long-term support of dignified and quality end-of-life care. Since 1997, the Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $24 million to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations providing end-of-life services in Monterey and San Benito Counties. HGF also conducts community outreach and […]


Webinar: 8 Trends in Health Care and How They Relate to Palliative Care

Health care has experienced a number of key shifts since the year 2000. Driven by patients and others dissatisfied with the status quo, commercial pressures coming from corporate responses to inflation, rapidly changing technology, and more, palliative care is seeing these shifts as well. To address some of these major health care trends, Dr. Wells […]


Partnership HealthPlan of California: Walking the Walk When It Comes to Advance Care Planning

For Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC), its commitment to helping members through advance care planning (ACP) conversations and documents isn’t enough. In addition to highlighting the importance of ACP for its members, the health plan does the same for its staff. Recently, the CCCC consulting team led five trainings for PHC to promote advance care […]


2017 Legislative Session Updates

It’s been another busy legislative year for us so far, with bills of interest moving forward in both the Assembly and the Senate. An important part of our work at CCCC is to track and take action on legislation that impacts the space of palliative care, hospice, or advance care planning. To keep up with […]


How Your Organization Can Support National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD)

Many organizations should look to be involved in this year’s National Healthcare Decisions Day. From health systems to insurance companies, primary care physician groups to local coalitions, there are a number of us who work in this space. However, for many groups, time and bandwidth can be a barrier to feeling able to participate in […]


National Healthcare Decisions Day 2017

This year, National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) will actually be a full week dedicated to helping Americans start conversations about advance care planning. The theme for the year is “It always seems to early, until it’s too late.” The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California will be working with our partners and members to get […]


2017 Compassionate Care Leadership Awards Recognize Susan Keller, Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, and Sandy Chen Stokes

Every year, the Compassionate Care Leadership Awards seek individuals and organizations who lead the field in palliative care. The open nomination process gives opportunity for anyone and any organization to be recognized. This year, the committee selected Susan Keller as the individual recipient and Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland’s Pediatric Palliative Care Program as the organization. […]


PCORI Grant Expands e-Patient Program

We’re excited to announce that we’ve been approved for a $48,839 Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award to expand patient engagement in all aspects of our Annual Palliative Care Summit (CCCC Summit), including planning, implementation, participation, and the dissemination of information presented and produced at the Summit. We feel strongly about including patient voices in the Summit, […]


Free Webinar on Jan. 30: The Transforming Power Of Music, With Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Amy Sky

Loss and grief occur for many reasons—whether it’s caring for a seriously ill patient, or losing a loved one, a relationship, one’s health, a pet, or a job. It’s important to remember that each person’s grief is as individual as his or her DNA – and there truly is no timeline for healing from loss. […]