Department of Health Care Services director to talk policy at palliative care summit

How can public policy influence access to palliative care services in California? This important topic will be addressed by Jennifer Kent, MPA, director of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in a general session at the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California 9th annual palliative care summit. Reserve your spot today! Kent is […]


Pediatric palliative care program reduces stress and worry for caregivers, study says

An article published in the December 2015 issue of the Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing shows that caregivers of children with serious illnesses also receive benefits from palliative care. The article, Impact of a Pediatric Palliative Care Program on the Caregiver Experience, takes a look at the California pediatric palliative care waiver Partners for […]


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 […]