Partners For Children Pediatric Palliative Care Benefit

Partners For Children pediatric palliative care program

Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition (CHPCC) was the impetus behind the The Nick Snow Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Act (AB 1745), legislation that led to the Partners For Children Pediatric Palliative Care Benefit under Medi-Cal.

The Partners for Children (PFC) Pediatric Palliative Care Benefit is a program that allows eligible children and their families to receive palliative care services during the course of the child’s illness, while concurrently pursuing curative treatment for the child’s life limiting or life threatening medical condition.

Learn more about this benefit on the Partners For Children page.

Each year CHPCC hosts a Public Policy & Education Day at the Capitol in Sacramento for families, clinicians, community leaders and other stakeholders. This is an opportunity to talk with legislators, their staff and government officials about the unique needs of children living with life-threatening conditions.

We share personal stories about how pediatric palliative care can improve the lives and well-being of children and their families and update them on programs and issues specific to their communities. Our goal is to engage policymakers in helping us develop innovative solutions which ensure that children and their families have access to comprehensive community-based services in California.

The 2015 Public Policy & Education Day was a tremendous success. We met with more than 40 California legislators and their key staff members, as well as the Department of Health Care Services and the Office of Governor Jerry Brown.

Interested in joining us on our next trip to Sacramento?
Click here to subscribe to our “Pediatrics” email list. You’ll receive updates on our activities including the opportunity to register for the next Public Policy & Education Day.