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 […]


Nominations open for 2016 Compassionate Care Leadership Awards

Honoring the Extraordinary Do you know someone who has made an impact on the way seriously-ill Californians are cared for? Is there an organization that has broken new ground in caring for people near the end of life? Join us in recognizing and celebrating the extraordinary contributions that our community members make each and every […]


Judy Thomas named Practice Change Leader by John A. Hartford Foundation

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is pleased to announce that Judy Thomas, JD, CEO, was selected to participate in the fourth cohort of Practice Change Leaders, a program of Atlantic Philanthropies and the John A. Hartford Foundation. As part of the Practice Change Leaders program, Thomas will be implementing the California Advanced Illness […]


Is palliative care better off now than it was one year ago?

#HPM Tweet Chat on Nov. 4, 2015 It has been more than a year since The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (formerly known as The Institute of Medicine, or The IOM) released Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End-of-Life. Since then the report has become a guiding star […]


Webinar: POLST in 2016: What NPs, PAs, and everyone else needs to know

POLST in 2016: What NPs, PAs & Everyone Else Needs to Know About the New Form Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, nurse practitioners and physician assistants—under the direction of a physician and within their scope of practice—will be authorized to sign POLST forms and make them actionable medical orders under AB 637. Tune in for a free […]