We Need Your Voice: Senate Health Care Bill Putting Coverage of 37 Million Children at Risk

Currently, the Senate is considering a health care bill that puts Medi-Cal, and other state Medicaid programs, at risk. Nearly half of California’s children are covered by Medi-Cal which means that over 5 million kids are in danger of losing coverage. That’s why we’re asking you to join Dr. Chris Feudtner and the Hospice and Palliative […]


Palliative care summit includes comprehensive pediatric track

For the second year in a row Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition is curating a comprehensive pediatric track at the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California Annual Palliative Care Summit. 9TH ANNUAL PALLIATIVE CARE SUMMIT MARCH 13-14, 2017 SACRAMENTO, CA Register by Jan. 13, 2017 and save! THE 2017 PEDIATRIC TRACK FEATURES: Break-out sessions […]


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 […]


California Children’s Services: Hearing set for June 28 on CCS Redesign Bill

The Assembly Committee on Health has scheduled a hearing on Senate Bill 586, which addresses the future of the California Children’s Services (CCS) program and the state’s proposed plans to move some children covered by CCS into managed care. Advocacy groups recently proposed revised language for the bill, which was introduced in February 2015. The […]


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 […]