Briefing: Exploring the need for a POLST registry in California

Join the California HealthCare Foundation, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, and others, to explore the potential benefits of creating an online POLST registry, share results from Oregon’s successful POLST registry implementation, and discuss findings of a recent assessment that identified factors related to establishing a POLST registry in California. Wednesday, December 3, 2014 […]


Ethnographic study: Listening deeply to what patients have to say about the end of life

New research published by the California HealthCare Foundation—in collaboration with Point Forward and the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California—illustrates how culture frames end-of-life choices for patients and families. Learn more, and download the report. Health care providers who work with patients toward the end of life are sometimes surprised by the ways patients and […]


Palliative Care & EOL Headlines, November 7, 2014

New ethnographic study released: Listening deeply to what patients have to say about the end of life New research published by the California HealthCare Foundation—in collaboration with Point Forward and the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California—illustrates how culture frames end-of-life choices for patients and families. Learn more and download. Briefing: Exploring the need for a […]


How to launch a palliative care task force in your city or county: free webinar on December 10, 2014

Have you ever wondered how you can start a palliative care task force by working with your local government? Don’t reinvent the wheel—tune in to our FREE webinar on December 10, 2014, and learn how the San Francisco Palliative Care Task Force launched an initiative to meet the city’s current and future palliative care needs. […]


National Cat Day: Oscar, the palliative care cat

In honor of National Cat Day, we pay tribute to extraordinary felines providing a special kind of care. Over the past few years cats have been making headlines about how they can provide comfort to patients and families dealing with critical illnesses or nearing the end of life. While not professionally trained, one could say these […]


It’s time to start talking

By Judy Thomas, JD, Executive Director @JudyThomasJD It’s time we all started talking about our wishes for end-of-life care. However, not everyone is as comfortable talking about death and dying as Joan Rivers was. We know how Joan Rivers felt because she talked about the importance of discussing these issues in a public service announcement. As […]


Art inspires social change around aging

The Seniority explains the importance of ‘aging in place’ By Vicki Nelson, Executive Director Compassionate Care Alliance A recent reading of The Seniority in Big Sur left audience members invigorated about aging. Aging is not a topic typically embraced with much excitement, but by the end of the theatrical presentation the California coastal community of […]


Media training educates ethnic journalists on palliative and end-of-life care

By Liz Salmi, Director of Communications Coalition for Compassionate Care of California Research conducted by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) shows attitudes and experiences surrounding the end of life, when broken down by race and ethnicity, vary widely. For the second year in a row the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) and CHCF teamed […]


24/7 online training now available for California POLST form

Are you one of those providers that keeps hearing about POLST and knows you need to learn more but simply don’t have time? Are you a California healthcare professional who’s heard about the new form but haven’t had a chance to learn more? You are not alone! The California State University Institute for Palliative Care […]