• ESRD Network 18: Encouraging Conversation Among Patients, Providers, and Families

    End-stage renal disease (ESRD) – also known as kidney failure – is not reversible. And unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation spread about the disease and treatments. As such, the ESRD Network 18 of Southern California works to promote positive change within the medical communities that serve patients with chronic kidney disease. This includes dialysis, ...

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  • Job Announcement – Program Director

    Join us in making a positive difference in the lives of people who are seriously ill.  The Sacramento-based Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is looking for two dynamic individuals who are passionate about patient-centered healthcare to join our team.
    CCCC is a nonprofit, statewide collaborative of healthcare providers, consumers and regulatory agencies working together ...

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  • New round of PCORI grants focus on palliative care, fund studies in California

    The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced their recent grant awards—approving nearly $74 million to fund studies on strategies for delivering effective palliative care. These grants show not only an interest in palliative care at a national level, but of the seven studies funded, two are centered in California. California often leads the field when ...

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  • UCSF Seeks Participants for End of Life Option Act (EoLOA) Study

    The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is working on a large study, “The End of Life Option Act at One Year: Convening Key Stakeholders” to examine the effects of the End of Life Option Act (EoLOA) in the state.
    The purpose of the study is to “learn about patient, family, and health care provider experience ...

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  • Welcome Michele Bennyhoff, Chief of Programs and Operations

    As part of our strategy to increase our organizational impact, we have added a new position to oversee operations and grant programs here at CCCC. As such, we are thrilled to announce our newest staff member, Michele Bennyhoff.
    Prior to joining CCCC, Michele was the Deputy Executive Director for the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of ...

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  • We Need Your Voice: Senate Health Care Bill Putting Coverage of 37 Million Children at Risk

    Currently, the Senate is considering a health care bill that puts Medi-Cal, and other state Medicaid programs, at risk. Nearly half of California’s children are covered by Medi-Cal which means that over 5 million kids are in danger of losing coverage.
    That’s why we’re asking you to join Dr. Chris Feudtner and the Hospice and Palliative Medicine ...

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  • Good News on AB 937

    CCCC has achieved a significant win on Assembly Bill 937 (Eggman), which would have prevented unnamed surrogates from speaking for their incapacitated loved ones. CCCC feared that the bill, in its current form, would cause more harm than good. (You can learn more about AB 937 here.)
    AB 937’s author, Assemblymember Susan Eggman, has decided to ...

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  • 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, ...

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  • 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 Shoemaker ...

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  • 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 ...

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