Assessing progress on the ‘Dying in America’ report

California’s efforts around advance care planning and palliative care received national attention at a meeting hosted by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) in Washington, D.C., on May 23, 2016. A joint report by the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California and the California Health Care Foundation, Dying in California, was featured at the meeting. CCCC CEO Judy Thomas, JD, […]


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 […]


Report: California Making Progress Toward a Supportive Environment for End-of-Life Care

New Study Benchmarks the State’s Progress Against IOM Report SACRAMENTO, CA—A year after the release of a landmark report on death and dying in America, a new state-based report finds that California is making strides to create a more supportive environment for people facing serious illness. Dying in California: A Status Report on End-of-Life Care […]