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, […]


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 […]


New ACP Coalitions Take Root

With funding and support provided by Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC), and mentorship from the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC), four new advance care planning (ACP) coalitions are taking root in Northern California. While advance care planning (ACP) is recognized as a critically important component in the delivery of person-centered and culturally appropriate […]


The role of mental health in palliative care

By Judy Thomas Executive Director, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California @JudyThomasJD The recent death of Robin Williams is a reminder that everyone plays a role in mental health. Access to mental health resources is not just for the person that’s mumbling incoherently with a crazed look in their eyes. Lots of people living “normal” […]