Posted on: January 8, 2016
Written by: Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
2015 was a whirlwind year for the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, and thanks to support from our members… we were able to get a lot of things done!
If we tried to capture all of our accomplishments in one web page you’d have to do a lot of reading. Instead, we put together this handy list of highlights.
CCCC members are a big part of what makes this all possible. Sign up as a CCCC member in 2016!
Accomplishments in 2015, by the Numbers
|466||Valued members of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California|
|2||Bills sponsored in the State Legislature: SB 19 (establishes pilot project to create an electronic POLST registry) and AB 637 (allows NPs and PAs to sign POLST forms in 2016)|
|2||Bills signed into law!|
|250,000+||POLST forms ordered through Med-Pass (and countless more downloaded from caPOLST.org)|
|1||New area of focus: pediatric palliative care|
|320+||Attendees at the Annual Summit|
|27||POLST and advance care planning coalitions throughout the state|
|1||Fantastic accolade for the work of CCCC’s new consulting service|
|86||Percentage of your generous contributions that are spent on CCCC program activities|
|0||Percentage of CCCC’s operating budget that comes from the State of California|
|9||In-depth reports and resources produced in 2015, including Dying in California, Thinking Ahead Matters, Value Snapshots, Snapshots of Palliative Care Practices, and CARE Recommendations 2015|
|1,252||Palliative care webinar attendees|
|7||Stakeholder meetings and policy discussions held with the Department of HealthCare Services on Medi-Cal’s implementation of palliative care (SB 1004)|
|1||New language added to Decision Guides series (Vietnamese)|
|142||Healthcare professionals trained in advance care planning, or POLST or cultural congruency|
|5||New staff members added|
|109||People who shared why “Advance care planning is important” on Facebook at the CCCC Annual Summit|
|71||Posts to the CCCC Blog, including 1 awesome blog post about a physician and his palliative care dogs|