Children's Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition

Over the last decade, the Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition (CHPCC), now a division of CCCC, has blazed a new, better path for California children in medical crisis and emerged as an award-winning advocate and nationally recognized leader for socially responsible healthcare.

We are dedicated to improving children’s access to community-based palliative and hospice care services through advocacy, program development and education. Towards this end, CHPCC:

  • Advocates and initiates change in policies and programs that impact children’s access to community-based health services,
  • Establishes forums for open, integrated discussion on issues relevant to pediatric palliative care, provides opportunities for mutual learning among providers, family members, and other stakeholders,
  • Collects, develops and shares best practices, initiates research in support of pediatric palliative care,
  • Creates innovative models which address the unique needs of children and their families,
  • Engages funders and others in support of our activities to improve children’s access to comprehensive family-centered care, and
  • Gathers and shares stories that tell the human side of pediatric palliative care.

Who we represent

Through CHPCC, we represent children, parents, families, and health care providers in our collaboration with community leaders, government officials, legislators, and social advocates to improve healthcare systems.

Our success is particularly vital to the more than 17,000 low-income families in California whose children have been diagnosed with life-threatening conditions such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy.

The programs we create and policies we advocate for not only benefit the children, but also the families who love and care for them.

Learn more about our pediatric palliative care resources and policy work.