Consulting Client of the Month: Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH)

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California recently worked with the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) to provide introductory palliative care training for California’s Health Home for Patients with Complex Needs (HHPCN). The Health Home program has several policy goals, including the goal to “integrate palliative care into primary care delivery,” per direction from […]


Eric J. Cassell, MD, author of “The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine,” to keynote 9th annual palliative care summit

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is honored to announce that Eric J. Cassell, MD, MACP, will keynote our 9th annual palliative care summit in Sacramento, CA, on March 13-14, 2017. As one of the early pioneers of palliative care, Dr. Cassell is well known for authoring The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine, […]


Call for Posters: 9th annual palliative care summit in Sacramento, CA

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) and Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition invites the palliative care community to submit poster proposals for presentation at our 9th Annual Palliative Care Summit on Monday, March 13, 2017, in Sacramento, California. The deadline to submit poster proposals is: Friday, December 9, 2016. About the Palliative Care Poster Session […]


SB 1004 palliative care stakeholder webinar scheduled for Sept. 8

UPDATED Sept. 8. 2016: On Sept. 8, 2016, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) held a webinar to review its policy paper (PDF) describing General Eligibility and Disease-Specific Eligibility Criteria under Senate Bill 1004 (Hernandez). The next step in implementing this legislation is for DHCS to draft and distribute an “All Plan Letter” […]


PCHETA: Federal legislation in support of palliative care

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is been an active participant in the federal Patient Quality of Life Coalition (PQLC), which has been working to educate federal legislators about the importance of palliative care and encourages support for legislation that provides patients greater access to palliative care services. The PQLC’s focus for 2016 is […]


Meet the 2016 Inaugural Class of Palliative Care e-Patients

It has been said that patients are the most under-used resource in health care. The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California believes patients offer valuable insights and experience and can serve as messengers and champions of the importance of advance care planning and palliative care. For the first time, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California […]


Webinar: “What Would This Patient Want?” Identifying delirium and its impact on advance care planning

“What Would This Patient Want?” Identifying delirium and its impact on advance care planning Thursday, April 21, 2016 Noon to 1 p.m. PT Register Now CCCC Members: $49 Just $24 after the Summit attendee discount! Non-Members: $99 $74 after Summit attendee discount 2016 Summit Attendees get $25 off registration! Register for the Summit by April […]


20 tips for writing a compelling palliative care program proposal

Like this blog post? Check out the webinar with Kathleen Kerr on March 17.  “Making the case” is a chore many clinical and administrative leaders need to undertake if they want to create, sustain or expand a palliative care service. Gathering evidence and information to address all three of those topics can be time consuming. Here […]


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 […]