Meet the 2016 Inaugural Class of Palliative Care e-Patients

It has been said that patients are the most under-used resource in health care. The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California believes patients offer valuable insights and experience and can serve as messengers and champions of the importance of advance care planning and palliative care. For the first time, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California […]


In your final act, give LIFE: register as an organ donor

April is National Donate Life Month, a time when we celebrate those who have received life-saving organ, eye and tissue transplants, recognize and honor donor families, and raise awareness for those who continue to wait for an organ donation that could save their life. Today in California, 22,000 people are waiting for life-saving organ transplants […]


Office hours announced for the 2016 Summit

Bring questions. Get answers. It is with great excitement that we announce to you the scheduled office hours for our 8th Annual Summit! What are “office hours?” Office Hours has become an integral part of our Summit’s culture—a time when all attendees get an opportunity to consult with palliative care experts across a variety of […]


New online courses aim to educate physicians and other healthcare professionals on advance care planning

CSU Institute for Palliative Care launches comprehensive continuing education programs focused on advance care planning conversations and billing SAN MARCOS, CA – In response to the nation’s growing demand for physicians trained in advance care planning conversations, the California State University Institute for Palliative Care partnered with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California to […]


Webinar: “What Would This Patient Want?” Identifying delirium and its impact on advance care planning

“What Would This Patient Want?” Identifying delirium and its impact on advance care planning Thursday, April 21, 2016 Noon to 1 p.m. PT Register Now CCCC Members: $49 Just $24 after the Summit attendee discount! Non-Members: $99 $74 after Summit attendee discount 2016 Summit Attendees get $25 off registration! Register for the Summit by April […]


How to start talking about advance care planning using a smart phone and a dry erase board

April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day Fill in the blank: “Advance care planning is important because…” At our annual palliative care conference in 2015, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California asked 300+ clinicians and advance care planning advocates to jot down why they think advance care planning is important. Then we took pictures […]


Gary Johanson, Threshold Choir, Kate O’Malley recognized for outstanding service, presented with Compassionate Care Awards

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is proud to honor Gary Johanson, MD and Threshold Choir with the 2016 Compassionate Care Leadership Awards, and Kate O’Malley, RN, MS, CHPN with the 2016 Compassionate Care Innovator Award. These awards recognize individuals and organizations that are changing the way we care for people who are seriously ill or […]


RFPs released for POLST eRegistry pilot project

The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) is releasing two (2) Requests for Proposals (RFP) over the next few weeks to identify communities and technology vendors with an interest in participating in the POLST eRegistry pilot project authorized under SB 19 (Wolk). Passed in 2015, SB 19 requires the California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) to develop a POLST […]


Helping faith leaders provide comfort and support to the seriously-ill and dying

Toolkit includes curriculum and materials to host educational seminars for faith leaders on the end of life Faith communities are in a key position to engage people of all ages in issues related to advance care planning, serious illness, care at end of life, caregiving and grief. In 2015 I worked with the Coalition for […]