• Dr. Kimberly Bower Brings Wealth of Pediatric Experience to Role on CCCC Board

    With close to 20 years of experience in pediatric palliative care, Kimberly Bower, MD, FAAHPM HMDC, brings a valuable perspective to her role as a member of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California’s (CCCC’s) Board of Directors. Dr. Bower’s appointment to the CCCC board reflects the important role pediatrics plays in ...

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  • Announcing New Membership Structure & Great Benefits for 2020

    The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is pleased to announce a new membership structure and benefits that make it easier than ever to actively support the palliative care and advance care planning movement.
    If you haven’t already joined CCCC or renewed your membership for 2020, now is the time! CCCC’s Board of Directors recently approved ...

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  • 2020 Summit Keynotes Announced

    The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is excited to announce the keynote speakers for our Summit 2020 | Sharpening our Vision for Compassionate Care in the Face of Serious Illness, which will be held May 5-6, 2020 in Sacramento.

    Martha L. Twaddle, MDMedical Director for Palliative Medicine & Supportive CareNorthwest Medicine – Lake Forest Hospital

    Dr. ...

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  • PCHETA/OAA Legislation Pass House

    On October 28, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 647, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA).  The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) commends the members of the House for supporting federal policies that improve and expand training to meet the growing demand for hospice and palliative care.  ...

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  • Prescriptions for Terminally-Ill Now Exempt from Opioid Co-Prescribing Requirement

    Governor signs AB 714; Bill Takes Effect Immediately

    AB 714 (Wood), which clarifies current law and provides common-sense exemptions from opioid co-prescribing requirements, passed the legislature and was signed on Sept 6 by Governor Newsom. Specifically, AB 714 exempts opioid prescribers from naloxone hydrochloride co-prescribing requirements when ordering medications to be administered to a patient who ...

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  • 2020 Summit: Call for Presentations

    The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California invites our members and professionals in palliative medicine and advance care planning to submit breakout session proposals for our 12th annual summit:

    Sharpening our Vision for Compassionate Care in the Face of Serious IllnessMay 5-6, 2020Sacramento, CA

    The Proposal Application can be submitted via email to info@CoalitionCCC.org. A call for ...

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  • POLST Registry Next Steps Survey | Topline Results

    August 30, 2019

    From 24/7 access to POLST to data available for research, POLST stakeholders see many potential benefits to the electronic exchange of POLST information in California, according to an August 2019 survey conducted by the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC). However, stakeholders are equally mindful of the potential barriers which may ...

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  • CCCC’s CEO Named to Master Plan for Aging Advisory Committee

    Judy Thomas, JD, CEO of the Coalition for Compassionate Care, has been named by California Health and Human Services (CHHS) Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly to serve on the Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee, a diverse group of stakeholders with varying expertise and experiences who will help to develop components of the Master Plan, ...

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  • Pelosi District Office Visit Focuses on Palliative Care

    (L-R) Michael Rabow, MD; Judy Thomas, JD; Adriana Hildalgo, Leslie Walker; Nate Hinerman, MD; and Dan Bernal

    The value of palliative care and support for H.R.647, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) were the primary topics of discussion at a June 25 meeting between California leaders in palliative care and key staff ...

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  • e-Patient Ambassadors Launch Palliative Care Advocacy Efforts

    e-Patient Ambassadors Launch Palliative Care Advocacy Efforts

    In the coming weeks, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is launching a unique palliative care advocacy effort to increase accurate understanding of palliative care among the public and providers by tapping into the passionate and authentic voices of palliative care patients and their caregivers.

    As part of our e-Patient Ambassador program, CCCC has ...

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