• CCCC Sponsors Bill to Advance Electronic POLST and POLST Registry

    With the introduction of California Assembly Bill 1234, CCCC took an important step forward in our efforts to bring advance care planning into the electronic age and our longstanding efforts to make POLST information available to healthcare providers statewide.

    AB 1234 would:

    Enact the California POLST eRegistry Act, which would require the California Health and Human Services ...

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  • IMPACT Update: Promoting Advance Care Planning at all Levels in Healthcare

    This blog post is part of a series designed to offer a deep dive into the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California’s recent work and the direct impact this work is having in improving care for people who are seriously ill, as well as supporting and growing the movement to transform serious illness care. A ...

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  • California’s Master Plan for Aging Unveiled

    Final Master Plan Includes Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning

    California’s Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Mark Ghaly and California Department of Aging (CDA) Director Kim McCoy Wade announced yesterday the release of California’s first-ever Master Plan for Aging (MPA).  The MPA is designed to provide a comprehensive framework that will prepare the state ...

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  • IMPACT Update: Patients as Palliative Care Ambassadors

    This blog post is part of a series designed to offer a deep dive into the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California’s (CCCC) work in 2020 and the direct impact this work is having in improving care for people who are seriously ill, as well as supporting and growing the movement to transform serious illness ...

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  • IMPACT Update: Promoting Conversations on Preferences for Care in Nursing Homes

    This blog post is part of a series designed to offer a deep dive into the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California’s (CCCC) work in 2020 and the direct impact this work is having in improving care for people who are seriously ill, as well as supporting and growing the movement to transform serious illness ...

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  • IMPACT UPDATE | POLST Quality & Electronic Exchange

    This blog post is part of a series designed to offer a deep dive into the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California’s (CCCC) work in 2020 and the direct impact this work is having in improving care for people who are seriously ill, as well as supporting and growing the movement to transform serious illness ...

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  • IMPACT Update | COVID Response

    This blog post is part of a series designed to offer a deep dive into the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California’s (CCCC) work in 2020 and the direct impact this work is having in improving care for people who are seriously ill, as well as supporting and growing  the movement to transform serious illness ...

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  • Master Plan for Aging Recommendations Include Palliative Care

    The work on California’s Master Plan for Aging (MPA) reached an important milestone with the September 18 release of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) recommendations to inform the Master Plan for Aging.

    As a member of the MPA SAC, and the subgroups on healthy aging, workforce, and healthcare integration, CCCC’s CEO, Judy Thomas, JD, was successful ...

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  • State Issues Guidance to SNFs on Importance of ACP During COVID-19

    On Tuesday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) posted an All Facility Letter (AFL 20-73) with important guidance to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) on the subject of Advance Care Planning, Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST), and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

    The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) led a group of stakeholders ...

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  • Join Campaign to Address Ageism and Promote Equity in Aging

    The California Department of Aging (CDA) recently announced the launch of the California for All Ages digital campaign to address ageism and promote equity in aging.

    The intention of the campaign is to raise awareness of ageism, however it manifests (personally, organizationally, culturally, and structurally), and direct people to resources to address ageism and inequities in ...

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