ESRD Network 18: Encouraging Conversation Among Patients, Providers, and Families

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) – also known as kidney failure – is not reversible. And unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation spread about the disease and treatments. As such, the ESRD Network 18 of Southern California works to promote positive change within the medical communities that serve patients with chronic kidney disease. This includes dialysis, […]


Job Announcement – Program Director

Are you passionate about palliative care? Do you want to support the movement to make palliative care a normal part of health care for everyone who is seriously ill? Do you love project management? The Sacramento-based Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is looking for a dynamic individual who is passionate about palliative care […]


New round of PCORI grants focus on palliative care, fund studies in California

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced their recent grant awards—approving nearly $74 million to fund studies on strategies for delivering effective palliative care. These grants show not only an interest in palliative care at a national level, but of the seven studies funded, two are centered in California. California often leads the field when […]


We Need Your Voice: Senate Health Care Bill Putting Coverage of 37 Million Children at Risk

Currently, the Senate is considering a health care bill that puts Medi-Cal, and other state Medicaid programs, at risk. Nearly half of California’s children are covered by Medi-Cal which means that over 5 million kids are in danger of losing coverage. That’s why we’re asking you to join Dr. Chris Feudtner and the Hospice and Palliative […]


Good News on AB 937

CCCC has achieved a significant win on Assembly Bill 937 (Eggman), which would have prevented unnamed surrogates from speaking for their incapacitated loved ones. CCCC feared that the bill, in its current form, would cause more harm than good. (You can learn more about AB 937 here.) AB 937’s author, Assemblymember Susan Eggman, has decided […]


CCCC and Partner Organizations Work with DHCS to Move SB 1004 Implementation Date

Earlier this year we reported that the Governor’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017-2018 called for delaying the implementation of SB 1004 until no sooner than July 1, 2018. Thanks to the hard work of our policy team at CCCC along with eight partner organizations, the governor’s revised budget calls for implementation on or before January 1, […]


Webinar: 8 Trends in Health Care and How They Relate to Palliative Care

Health care has experienced a number of key shifts since the year 2000. Driven by patients and others dissatisfied with the status quo, commercial pressures coming from corporate responses to inflation, rapidly changing technology, and more, palliative care is seeing these shifts as well. To address some of these major health care trends, Dr. Wells […]


2017 Legislative Session Updates

It’s been another busy legislative year for us so far, with bills of interest moving forward in both the Assembly and the Senate. An important part of our work at CCCC is to track and take action on legislation that impacts the space of palliative care, hospice, or advance care planning. To keep up with […]


How Your Organization Can Support National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD)

Many organizations should look to be involved in this year’s National Healthcare Decisions Day. From health systems to insurance companies, primary care physician groups to local coalitions, there are a number of us who work in this space. However, for many groups, time and bandwidth can be a barrier to feeling able to participate in […]