• ‘The Elephant in the Room’ Film Now on Amazon Prime

    “The Elephant in the Room,” a feature film created by palliative care professionals, is now available on Amazon Prime. Based on a novel written by former City of Hope nurse practitioner Bonnie Freeman, the comedy/drama follows the experiences of a fictional supportive care team as they ...

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  • JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Engagement Communications Lead

    Do you like to write?  Are you creative and organized? Do you enjoy engaging people in action through written and verbal communication?  Do you have a marketing mindset?  If yes, this position may be right for you. The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC), a statewide nonprofit collaborative of healthcare providers, consumers, and regulatory ...

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  • Video Introduces Ventilator Use in Consumer-Friendly Language

    Is a ventilator right for you?  That’s the question addressed in a new video developed by CCCC and designed to be used in tandem with CCCC’s printed ventilator decision aid to help seriously ill consumers better understand the benefits and risks of ventilator use, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Designed as an introduction to the ventilator ...

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  • Master Plan for Aging | CCCC Submits Palliative Care Recommendations

    Working with palliative leaders in California, CCCC has crafted a set of Recommendations for Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning  to be integrated into the State’s Master Plan for Aging (MPA), which will serve as a blueprint for state and local government, private sector, and philanthropy as they work together in the coming years to ...

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  • CDPH Releases 2019 End of Life Option Act Data

    The 2019 Data Report on the End of Life Option Act (EoLOA), recently released by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), offers a window into how the law was utilized in 2019, as well as cumulatively over the three and a half years since the law came into effect.

    From June 9, 2016, to December 31, 2019, ...

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  • Programs for Older Adults and Disabled Dodge Budget Cuts

    While the state budget deal struck on Sunday by the Governor’s office and state legislature still contains painful cuts to Medi-Cal rates, state worker pay, and the University system, funding for community-based care options that serve older adults and the disabled was ultimately spared.

    Details on the budget deal are still being released, but it appears ...

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  • Influence California Public Policy – Speak Up Now!

    Have you ever thought about how public policy could better support your work? If so, don’t miss this chance to weigh in on California’s Master Plan for Aging (MPA). Work on California’s the Master Plan is ramping up again, and the public has an opportunity to influence the final product by providing direct input. Comments ...

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  • CCCC Annual Summit Goes Virtual

    Register today for CCCC’s Virtual Summit 2020, taking place from 8 am – noon on August 24-25! We’re excited to bring you the Summit in a new format, where you’ll be able to:

    Engage in live, interactive sessions to encourage one another and share best practices.
    Learn and share techniques for renewal and self-care including grief yoga ...

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  • CCCC Opposes Severe Cuts Proposed to Programs for Older Adults and Disabled

    CCCC recently joined with other members of the Master Plan for Aging (MPA) Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) in writing to the governor to express strong opposition to the devastating cuts to programs serving older adults, persons with disabilities, and their caregivers proposed in the state’s May Budget Revision. Of most concern are:

    Elimination of the Community-Based ...

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  • PCORI e-Patient Ambassador Grant Project Concludes with Webinar and Guide

    Personal experience – either as a recipient of  palliative care or as a witness to missed opportunities for  palliative care to improve a loved one’s quality of life – and the desire to make a difference by sharing that experience, motivated most of our e-Patient Ambassadors to participate in CCCC’s recent effort to raise awareness ...

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