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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Pelosi District Office Visit Focuses on Palliative Care

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 members of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.  CCCC’s CEO Judy Thomas was joined at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]