Consulting Client of the Month: Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH)

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California recently worked with the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) to provide introductory palliative care training for California’s Health Home for Patients with Complex Needs (HHPCN). The Health Home program has several policy goals, including the goal to “integrate palliative care into primary care delivery,” per direction from […]


Nov. 14 is a day of action in support of the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA)

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is joining with other palliative care leaders in a final year-end push to move the federal Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act forward in the legislative process (PCHETA, HR 3119). If passed, PCHETA would: Expand the availability of palliative care services to patients by educating the […]


Members get 10% discount on advance care planning courses by CSU Institute for Palliative Care

Did you know November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month? Celebrate all month long by taking advantage of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) member discount of 10% on all advance care planning courses offered by the CSU Institute for Palliative Care. This is a regular benefit of membership with CCCC. Individual CCCC membership: […]


BJ Miller, MD, announced as general session speaker at 9th annual palliative care summit

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is excited to reveal that BJ Miller, MD, is speaking in a general session at our 9th annual palliative care summit in Sacramento, CA, on March 13-14, 2017. Reserve your spot today! Dr. BJ Miller is a hospice and palliative medicine physician who powerfully advocates for the roles […]


CSU Institute for Palliative Care opens applications for $25,000 in scholarships

Scholarships facilitate training of more palliative care professionals in Southern California The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is announcing that $25,000 in scholarships for palliative care education is available to Southern California nurses, social workers, and other working professionals. The application deadline is midnight on Monday, November 28, 2016. The Institute extends an invitation to […]


Eric J. Cassell, MD, author of “The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine,” to keynote 9th annual palliative care summit

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is honored to announce that Eric J. Cassell, MD, MACP, will keynote our 9th annual palliative care summit in Sacramento, CA, on March 13-14, 2017. As one of the early pioneers of palliative care, Dr. Cassell is well known for authoring The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine, […]


Call for Posters: 9th annual palliative care summit in Sacramento, CA

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) and Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition invites the palliative care community to submit poster proposals for presentation at our 9th Annual Palliative Care Summit on Monday, March 13, 2017, in Sacramento, California. The deadline to submit poster proposals is: Friday, December 9, 2016. About the Palliative Care Poster Session […]


Consulting Client of the Month: UCLA Health

Advance care planning program has potential to record health preferences of millions in Los Angeles County For nearly two years the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California’s consulting service has been working closely with UCLA Health to develop, implement, and scale a novel advance care planning model. The program is designed as a system-wide process […]


SB 1004 palliative care stakeholder webinar scheduled for Sept. 8

UPDATED Sept. 8. 2016: On Sept. 8, 2016, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) held a webinar to review its policy paper (PDF) describing General Eligibility and Disease-Specific Eligibility Criteria under Senate Bill 1004 (Hernandez). The next step in implementing this legislation is for DHCS to draft and distribute an “All Plan Letter” […]


Consulting Client of the Month: Saddleback Memorial

Last month the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California took our Building Bridges training on the road to over 90 employees at Saddleback Memorial in Laguna Hills, CA. The Building Bridges workshop is a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals to explore cultural biases and apply this knowledge toward working with seriously ill patients. The interactive […]