IMPACT Update: Promoting Advance Care Planning at all Levels in Healthcare

This blog post is part of a series designed to offer a deep dive into the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California’s recent work 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 care. A […]


California’s Master Plan for Aging Unveiled

Final Master Plan Includes Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning California’s Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Mark Ghaly and California Department of Aging (CDA) Director Kim McCoy Wade announced yesterday the release of California’s first-ever Master Plan for Aging (MPA).  The MPA is designed to provide a comprehensive framework that will prepare the state […]


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, […]