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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


CCCC and UCSF/UC Hastings Request Executive Order on ACP During COVID-19

Advance care planning (ACP) has taken on a necessary urgency in the face of COVID-19, particularly with health care providers caring for seniors and people with pre-existing conditions who are at highest risk for serious medical complications from the virus. With the need to shelter in place, many patients and providers are turning to telephone […]


The Vital Importance of Advance Care Planning Amid COVID-19

By Judy Thomas, JDChief Executive OfficerApril 1, 2020 If not now, when? COVID-19 is putting older individuals and those with serious pre-existing medical conditions at high-risk for becoming critically ill very quickly.  Now is the time for healthcare providers to engage patients in thoughtful conversations about serious illness care.  As our health systems prepare for […]


Summit 2020 Postponed

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that CCCC’s Summit 2020, originally scheduled for May 5-6 in Sacramento, is being postponed due to the rapidly evolving coronavirus situation. Today we were informed by the Sacramento Hyatt Regency, our Summit host hotel, that it will temporarily cease normal hotel operations, effective March 18 until May […]


Opportunities to Impact Master Plan for Aging

Palliative care and advance care planning have important roles in the care of older adults and persons with disabilities. As development of California’s Master Plan for Aging (MPA) continues, the palliative care community has an opportunity to help ensure that the Master Plan fully addresses the needs of those with serious illness. The Master Plan […]


Spotlight: New ACP Coalitions Take Root

When community members with an interest in promoting advance care planning come together and coordinate their efforts, good things can happen. With that in mind, Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC) recently partnered with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) to support the development of four new community-based coalitions in northern California devoted to […]


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 CCCC’s work. Dr. […]


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 […]