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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


‘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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]