New online courses aim to educate physicians and other healthcare professionals on advance care planning

CSU Institute for Palliative Care launches comprehensive continuing education programs focused on advance care planning conversations and billing SAN MARCOS, CA – In response to the nation’s growing demand for physicians trained in advance care planning conversations, the California State University Institute for Palliative Care partnered with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California to […]


How to start talking about advance care planning using a smart phone and a dry erase board

April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day Fill in the blank: “Advance care planning is important because…” At our annual palliative care conference in 2015, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California asked 300+ clinicians and advance care planning advocates to jot down why they think advance care planning is important. Then we took pictures […]


April 16 declared Healthcare Decisions Day in California

SR 17 urges Californians to communicate healthcare preferences before medical crisis occurs The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is proud to announce that April 16 has been declared Healthcare Decisions Day in California. The proclamation was authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-19) through Senate Resolution 17. The resolution urges all Californians to communicate their […]


SR 17 urges Californians to communicate healthcare preferences before medical crisis occurs

April 16 is Healthcare Decisions Day in California The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is proud to sponsor Senate Resolution 17 with California Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-19), which would declare April 16, 2015, as “Healthcare Decisions Day” in California. The resolution urges all Californians to communicate their healthcare preferences and execute an advance healthcare […]


California policy: POLST registry, advance directive database, palliative care benefits under Medi-Cal, and more

When it comes to public policy, a lot has happened in the last few weeks. The deadline for bill introduction was Feb. 27, and the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California has been reviewing bills to determine which ones are relevant to our mission. Here is what you need to know… PROPOSED LEGISLATION NEW AB […]


Free webinar helps advance care planning advocates plan for National Healthcare Decisions Day

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance care planning—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). As a participating organization, CCCC is joining with NHDD, Health […]


Orange County POLST Coalition uses Conversation Café model to amplify local advance care planning efforts

By Christine Chow, MSG Orange County Aging Services Collaborative Orange County POLST Coalition If you work or volunteer in the world of palliative medicine and end-of-life care you know there can never be enough outreach and awareness when it comes to advance care planning. The question always remains: how can you take a topic surrounded […]