Education and Events

Education is crucial to developing the skills necessary for having quality conversations about advance care planning and POLST, and building a diverse understanding of palliative and end-of-life care for people of all ages.

Join the Coalition of Compassionate Care of California for these exciting opportunities to expand your knowledge and expertise. Contact CCCC to find out how you can bring one of our customized trainings to your staff.

Annual Palliative Care Summit

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CCCC hosts one-hour professional development webinars to provide education on unique aspects of person-centered care designed specifically for healthcare professionals. Past webinars have focused on topics as diverse as community-based palliative care, telemedicine, Alzheimer’s and dementia, and the roles of specialists in the palliative care setting. LEARN MORE

End Of Life Option Act Conversation Training

California End of Life Option Act: Key Concepts & Critical Conversation Skills for Providers is an interactive workshop where participants will review key aspects of the law and learn how it could impact providers and organizations. You will also have the opportunity to practice conversation skills for engaging your patients to explore and discuss their end-of-life concerns and preferences. Contact us to be placed on our interest list.

Advance Care Planning

Let’s Talk: Promoting and Engaging in Advance Care Planning is a workshop is for people who want to engage organizations and the public in advance care planning. Learn how to get the conversation started, the nuts and bolts of advance directives, and how to navigate discussion on the topic. Contact us to be placed on our interest list.

Culturally Congruent Care

Providing culturally congruent care is key to the delivery of person-centered care. Our Building Bridges workshop is a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals to explore their own cultural biases, the role culture and ethnicity play at end of life, and role-play culturally sensitive discussions about palliative medicine and end-of-life care with patients and their families. Contact us to be placed on our interest list.


POLST: It Starts with a Conversation is the gold-standard in POLST education. This two-day train-the-trainer course uses the standardized California POLST training curriculum and includes a series of educational modules and interactive exercises designed to increase competence with the POLST Paradigm.


POLST for Pediatrics – Conversations about end-of-life care are never easy, especially when the care concerns a seriously ill child. CHPCC, together with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, has developed a curriculum that teaches clinicians how to have sensitive, meaningful end-of-life care discussions with parents about their child. Released in 2012 and revamped in 2019, the curriculum guides doctors, nurses, and other providers in using a POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) form to record parents’ wishes for their child’s care in the final days of life. Please contact us if you would like to bring this training to your organization, or sign up for our mailing list(s) to receive information about Pediatric happenings at CCCC, including information about upcoming trainings.


Online Education Through CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care

Effective Advance Care Planning: Skills Building for the Entire Organization was designed to expand the workforce of skilled professionals trained to promote and facilitate advance care planning in all care settings. The courses detail critical components of advance care planning in the context of the new Medicare reimbursement. 24/7 ONLINE TRAINING.

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