CCCC recognized by State of California as innovator in advance care planning

Innovative, health system-based model for advance care planning implemented in select departments at UCLA Health SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Department of Public Health recognizes the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) and UCLA Health for an innovative advance care planning program. The program was among 23 selected from throughout the state as advancing the […]


20 tips for writing a compelling palliative care program proposal

Like this blog post? Check out the webinar with Kathleen Kerr on March 17.  “Making the case” is a chore many clinical and administrative leaders need to undertake if they want to create, sustain or expand a palliative care service. Gathering evidence and information to address all three of those topics can be time consuming. Here […]


Our Top 5 blog posts in 2015

2015 was a big year for palliative care, advance care planning and POLST in California and around the country. The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California’s most read blogs from 2015 focus on the goals of palliative care and actions being taken to ensure people get the care that they need and no less, and the […]


Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is a finalist in the Let’s Get Healthy California Innovation Challenge

Out of 89 applicants statewide, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) was selected as a finalist in the Let’s Get Healthy California Innovation Challenge by the California Health and Human Services Agency and California Department of Public Health. Entered as an “End of Life” innovation, CCCC’s application was submitted in partnership with UCLA […]


2016 POLST form now available

The 2016 California Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form is now available for individual download and bulk purchase, allowing health care providers to be ready Jan. 1, 2016, when nurse practitioners and physician assistants – under the supervision of a physician and within their scope of practice – are authorized to sign POLST forms […]


From the CEO: Changing the landscape of healthcare

Together, we have a vision. We envision a healthcare system that is compassionate and patient-centered, and meets the needs of all seriously-ill patients and their loved ones. We couldn’t do this work … we couldn’t achieve this vision, without our greatest advocates — people like you — who share this passion for improving the quality […]


Pediatric palliative care program reduces stress and worry for caregivers, study says

An article published in the December 2015 issue of the Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing shows that caregivers of children with serious illnesses also receive benefits from palliative care. The article, Impact of a Pediatric Palliative Care Program on the Caregiver Experience, takes a look at the California pediatric palliative care waiver Partners for […]


EMSA Commission approves revisions to 2016 POLST form

Proposed revisions to the California POLST form were approved by the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) Commission at their December meeting, releasing the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) to move forward with full implementation of the provisions of Assembly Bill 637. AB 637 (Wolk) authorizes nurse practitioners and physician assistants – under the supervision […]