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check markIn order to assess California’s readiness to provide the best possible care to individuals with serious illness and their families, the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF), in collaboration with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, is conducting a state-wide assessment of the availability of outpatient palliative care services.

Who should take the survey on outpatient palliative care?

If you have an active program, your responses will be used to map palliative care capacity in contrast to expected palliative care need by county, for all of California. Information you provide about your service setting (clinic-based, home-based or mobile team) and the number of patients you serve will be included in the map, but not your program’s name.

Please take a few moments to respond to this brief survey and let us know if your organization currently offers clinic-based, home-based palliative or cross-setting (mobile) palliative care.

Take the Survey on Outpatient Palliative Care

CHCF is also developing a directory of active palliative care services that will be available on the CHCF website that we expect to be a popular way for patients and families to identify where they can get help near their home. If you would like your program to be listed in this directory simply check the “include our program in the directory” box that appears at the end of the survey.

If you have questions about the survey or the directory please contact Kathleen Kerr at

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