IMPACT Update | COVID Response

This blog post is part of a series designed to offer a deep dive into the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California’s (CCCC) work in 2020 and the direct impact this work is having in improving care for people who are seriously ill, as well as supporting and growing  the movement to transform serious illness […]


Master Plan for Aging Recommendations Include Palliative Care

The work on California’s Master Plan for Aging (MPA) reached an important milestone with the September 18 release of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) recommendations to inform the Master Plan for Aging. As a member of the MPA SAC, and the subgroups on healthy aging, workforce, and healthcare integration, CCCC’s CEO, Judy Thomas, JD, was […]


State Issues Guidance to SNFs on Importance of ACP During COVID-19

On Tuesday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) posted an All Facility Letter (AFL 20-73) with important guidance to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) on the subject of Advance Care Planning, Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST), and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) led a group of […]


Master Plan for Aging | CCCC Submits Palliative Care Recommendations

Working with palliative leaders in California, CCCC has crafted a set of Recommendations for Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning  to be integrated into the State’s Master Plan for Aging (MPA), which will serve as a blueprint for state and local government, private sector, and philanthropy as they work together in the coming years to […]


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 […]


RFP: Advance Care Planning Community Coalitions Grant

Advance care planning (ACP) is a critically important component in the delivery of person-centered and culturally appropriate care. The benefits of ACP are measurable and significant; yet, healthcare systems, staff, providers, and others face many challenges to engaging in or implementing ACP activities or programs. Higher levels of participation in ACP will benefit patients, families, […]


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, […]


Partnership HealthPlan of California: Walking the Walk When It Comes to Advance Care Planning

For Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC), its commitment to helping members through advance care planning (ACP) conversations and documents isn’t enough. In addition to highlighting the importance of ACP for its members, the health plan does the same for its staff. Recently, the CCCC consulting team led five trainings for PHC to promote advance care […]


CCCC “conversation guide” adapted for Australian audience

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) continues to grow our coalition-building efforts outside of California. The Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre (CDPC), based at The University of Sydney, partnered with CCCC to adapt an advance care planning facilitator guide for use by staff in Australian senior centers, and independent and assisted living facilities. The […]


Consulting Client of the Month: Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH)

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California recently worked with the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) to provide introductory palliative care training for California’s Health Home for Patients with Complex Needs (HHPCN). The Health Home program has several policy goals, including the goal to “integrate palliative care into primary care delivery,” per direction from […]