Media training educates ethnic journalists on palliative and end-of-life care

By Liz Salmi, Director of Communications Coalition for Compassionate Care of California Research conducted by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) shows attitudes and experiences surrounding the end of life, when broken down by race and ethnicity, vary widely. For the second year in a row the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) and CHCF teamed […]


Thanks to Diana Dooley, California is ahead of the curve

By Judy Thomas, JD, Executive Director Coalition for Compassionate Care of California @JudyThomasJD Re-blogged from California Healthline in response to “Should palliative care be reformed?“ When it comes to public policy around end-of-life care, state and federal policymakers have been in very different places. At the federal level, good end-of-life care became associated with “death […]


CCCC now offering CEs for monthly webinars

Due to popular demand, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is pleased to offer continuing education units (CEs) for nurses, social workers and chaplains through our monthly webinars. CCCC webinars are FREE for Coalition members and $30 for non-members. CEs will be offered for an additional $25. Not a member? Join the Coalition! Annual membership […]


6th annual conference is a success

From the opening keynote address by David Casarett, MD, to the closing keynote from Ira Byock, MD, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California’s 6th Annual Conference and Summit truly captured the best of the present and future in palliative care. Our conference theme was “Exploring New Horizons for Palliative Care.” The fantastic line-up of […]


Small mercies: Program for children with life-threatening conditions shows early success

A child is desperately ill, and a family faces a stark choice: Should they try to save the child’s life with therapeutic treatments, or ease the pain through hospice and other pain-relief services? This is the current dilemma of families seeking support through Medicaid to care for a child with a life-threatening illness. Under current […]