• CCCC Pediatrics Teams Up with Other State Groups

    As the space and need for pediatric palliative care grows, our pediatric team at CCCC is working with other pediatric coalitions across the country to maximize impact. The reality is that many of these coalitions depend solely on volunteers and one to two (often part-time) staff to run. As such, their influence is limited within ...

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  • Meet Our Newest Staff Member Kris Wallach, Program Director

    Kris comes to CCCC with 30 years of experience in various aspects of the not-for-profit healthcare industry; from providing health education to developing and directing the function of a collaborative charity care program and implementing educational activities for physicians and other healthcare professionals.
    Prior to joining us, Kris worked as the Director of Membership and Community ...

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  • Final Version of Community-Based Palliative Care Consensus Standards Available Now

    The finalized version of the Community-Based Palliative Care Consensus Standards for California has recently been released by the California Advanced Illness Collaborative (CAIC). These Standards were developed by the CAIC to make high-quality palliative care available as a standard part of medical care for all Californians.
    Initiated and convened by Dr. Marcus Tygeson, MD, and Judy ...

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  • The Place of Spiritual Guidance in Palliative Care

    Spirituality is often used as a coping strategy, with prayer, meditation, and mindfulness among the many spiritual resources patients use to help cope with the intensity of the pain they experience. – S​PIRITUAL CARE: What It Means, Why It Matters in Health Care
    This week, along with the rest of the country, we’re celebrating National Spiritual Care ...

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  • CACCC – Breaking Down Cultural Barriers to End-of-Life Conversations

    For more than 12 years, the Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care (CACCC) has been key in overcoming cultural and language barriers in the Chinese community when it comes to end-of-life conversations. By providing comprehensive education, training, and outreach in end-of-life to caregivers, volunteers, and healthcare professionals, CACCC continues to fill in the gaps between ...

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  • Legislative Update: SB 294 Hospice Palliative Care

    Good news! Governor Brown has signed SB 294 (Hernandez) into law.  This bill explicitly allows a licensed hospice to provide palliative care services concurrently with curative treatment to a person who does not have a terminal prognosis or who has not elected to receive hospice services. (Read our earlier blog posts on this bill here.) ...

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  • 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

    Are you passionate about palliative care? Do you want to support the movement to make palliative care a normal part of health care for everyone who is seriously ill? Do you love project management?
    The Sacramento-based Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is looking for a dynamic individual who is passionate about palliative care and ...

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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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