CCCC hosts one-hour professional development webinars to provide education on unique aspects of advance care planning, palliative care, POLST, and more topics related to serious illness. Webinars are designed specifically for healthcare professionals, but all are welcome to attend.

CCCC Members can register for all CCCC webinars free of charge.  Not a member? Click here or call 916.489.2222 for membership information


September 28, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Powerful Tools for Helping Patients Make Critical Decisions

People living with serious illness, and their care partners, can be faced with difficult decisions at a time when they are already under a great deal of stress. Our job is to help them understand, in simple language, what a proposed treatment is, what the goal is, what it might actually be like, and what the result could be. In this way, we can help them to receive the care they want and need, and just as important, to not receive treatments that they do not want, and which may not be in alignment with their overall goals of care. Some of the most effective tools for facilitating these conversations are a suite of Decision Aids developed by the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California. Developed with expert input from across our broad coalition, these conversation tools have been certified by AMDA, the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. 

Research has shown that patient decision aids “help patients to make more coherent decisions, i.e., the decisions reached after consulting these aids are generally more consistent with patients’ values.” (Shaffer & Hulsey, 2023). Join us to explore what these tools are, how they were developed, what certification from AMDA means, and how you and your patients can benefit from their use.  The webinar will also introduce an exciting new digital platform for accessing and distributing the Decision Aids within your organization and to your patients. 


  • Erin O’Brien, MA, RN, Director of Clinical Affairs and Education for AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
  • Nicole Bartolini, LCSW, Practice Leader, Regional Supportive Care Services, Palliative Care/Advance Care Planning at Kaiser Permanente

Moderator: Jennifer Moore Ballentine, MA, CEO, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

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October 24, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Promoting Palliative Care to the Public:

Guidance and Lessons Learned from 3 Years of Community Outreach Efforts

Join members of Stanford Medicines’ Palliative Care Community Partnerships Team to gain insights and lessons learned from partnering with community organizations to develop, implement, and evaluate a multifaceted intervention to increase awareness about palliative care (PC) in the community. The team will provide guidance for programs interested in community outreach by sharing their strategy, methods of connecting to community partners, educational materials, evaluation approach, and lessons learned.

  • Lack of awareness and inadequate knowledge of PC is a significant barrier for patients to accept or ask for a referral to PC. 
  • Nearly 70% of adults in the US have never heard of PC.
  • Only about 10% of adults report knowing what PC is.
  • Only about 10% of adults feel that they could describe PC to someone. 
  • Stanford's programs showed statistically significant improvement in PC knowledge and attitudes towards PC, including a willingness to accept a PC referral.


  • Ashley Bragg, Director of the Stanford Palliative Care Center of Excellence (PCCOE). 
  • Grant Smith, MD, Medical Director for the Stanford Palliative Care Center of Excellence (PCCOE) Community Partnerships Team. 
  • Ann Cao-Nasalga, MBA, Program Coordinator for the PCCOE Community Partnerships Team. 
  • Olivia Tigre Nerimora, MHA, Project Coordinator, Stanford Palliative Care Center of Excellence (PCCOE) Stanford Health Care

Moderator: Jennifer Moore Ballentine, MA, CEO, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

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Important General Webinar Information

Please Note: When you register for our webinars, you’ll be prompted to sign in to our new website. If you are on our email list, you already have an account! (You will not need to create a new account.) Simply select “Forgot my password,” and follow the steps to set the password for your account. Your username is your email address.

Need CEs? Here's how to make sure you select that option when you register:

After you click the Register Myself button, be sure to scroll to the Program section below the Add button to click the appropriate program and enter your license number. Next, click the Proceed to Checkout button at the bottom of the page and then complete your registration by clicking the Submit Order in the cart. Live attendance and survey completion are required to earn 1.0 CE.

Members: Once you sign in, the system will automatically recognize you as a member and allow you to register for the webinar for free - no code required!

If you have any questions about the process or difficulties setting up your account, please contact our Operations Manager, Kara Green, at [email protected] or (916) 489-2222, and she will be happy to assist you.


Past Webinars/Recordings

CCCC's vast library of past webinar recordings is available free of charge to CCCC members by clicking here, and nonmembers can purchase a selection of these recordings from our Online Store. If you're not a member, we hope you will consider joining. Click here to find out how.