• 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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  • SB 1004 Resource Center Launched

    The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California continues to support the successful implementation of Senate Bill 1004 (palliative care for Medi-Cal enrollees) by working with partners like the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) on projects that strengthen and promote cross-organizational collaboration in the implementation and delivery of palliative care services.  
    Consistent with our mission to ...

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  • CDPH Releases 2018 Data on the End of Life Option Act

    2018 Data Report includes new data points and cumulative data

    July 10, 2019

    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today released the 2018 Data Report on the End of Life Option Act (EoLOA). This latest report on the End of Life Option Act covers the period from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018, and reflects ...

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  • June 2019 Legislative Update

    CCCC’s 2019 Priority List Includes Legislation Related to Naloxone, Cannabis, LTC Insurance, and the State’s Master Plan Aging

    The Coalition for Compassionate Care closely monitors legislation related to palliative care and advance care planning. CCCC takes action in alignment with our advocacy partners to educate policymakers on the potential impact of proposed legislation on access ...

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  • CCCC Develops Pediatric Palliative Care Waiver Transition Resource Guide

    The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California has published a Pediatric Palliative Care (PPC) Waiver Transition Resource Guide under a grant from the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF). The guide was developed in response to California’s January 1, 2019 transition for the provision of pediatric palliative care services from a waiver program to a pediatric ...

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  • New ACP Coalitions Take Root

    With funding and support provided by Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC), and mentorship from the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC), four new advance care planning (ACP) coalitions are taking root in Northern California.
    While advance care planning (ACP) is recognized as a critically important component in the delivery of person-centered and culturally appropriate care, ...

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  • POLST Train-the-Trainer: It Starts with a Conversation Workshop Highlights

    POLST Train-the-Trainer: It Starts with a Conversation Workshop Highlights

    The CCCC organized its annual POLST Train-the-Trainer: It Starts with a Conversation workshop on August 15, and 16, 2018, held at the San Diego County Medical Society.
    With twenty-eight people in attendance, the workshop proved to be a grand success!
    Here is what our attendees had to say:
    “This was the best and most professionally prepared training I’ve been ...

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  • Announcing the premiere of the film END GAME, just for our Summit attendees

    Announcing the premiere of the film END GAME, just for our Summit attendees

    Special screening includes a panel discussion with film producers Shoshana Ungerleider and Jim Mittelberger, and UCSF social worker Bridget Sumser, who is featured in the film
    The film’s official release is May 4 worldwide, but our Summit attendees will be the first viewers of the short film END GAME outside of Sundance audiences. You won’t want to miss ...

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  • Dr. Ira Byock returns to the CCCC Annual Summit with Dr. Charles Grob

    Dr. Ira Byock returns to the CCCC Annual Summit with Dr. Charles Grob

    The two physicians will present a break-out session titled Taking Psychedelics Seriously: Responding to Persistent Suffering the afternoon of Wednesday, April 11th.
    Severe psychological and existential suffering robs people of meaningful quality of life and brings some to desire to end their lives. Currently available treatments for depression, anxiety, and spiritual distress often fail to alleviate suffering ...

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