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 […]


CCCC Annual Summit Goes Virtual

Register today for CCCC’s Virtual Summit 2020, taking place from 8 am – noon on August 24-25! We’re excited to bring you the Summit in a new format, where you’ll be able to: Engage in live, interactive sessions to encourage one another and share best practices. Learn and share techniques for renewal and self-care including […]


Dr. Kimberly Bower Brings Wealth of Pediatric Experience to Role on CCCC Board

With close to 20 years of experience in pediatric palliative care, Kimberly Bower, MD, FAAHPM HMDC, brings a valuable perspective to her role as a member of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California’s (CCCC’s) Board of Directors. Dr. Bower’s appointment to the CCCC board reflects the important role pediatrics plays in CCCC’s work. Dr. […]


2020 Summit Keynotes Announced

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is excited to announce the keynote speakers for our Summit 2020 | Sharpening our Vision for Compassionate Care in the Face of Serious Illness, which will be held May 5-6, 2020 in Sacramento. Martha L. Twaddle, MDMedical Director for Palliative Medicine & Supportive CareNorthwest Medicine – Lake Forest […]


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, […]


e-Patient Ambassadors Launch Palliative Care Advocacy Efforts

In the coming weeks, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is launching a unique palliative care advocacy effort to increase accurate understanding of palliative care among the public and providers by tapping into the passionate and authentic voices of palliative care patients and their caregivers. As part of our e-Patient Ambassador program, CCCC […]


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 […]


Final Version of Community-Based Palliative Care Consensus Standards Available Now

The finalized version of the Community-Based Palliative Care Consensus Standards for California has recently been released by the California Advanced Illness Collaborative (CAIC). These Standards were developed by the CAIC to make high-quality palliative care available as a standard part of medical care for all Californians. Initiated and convened by Dr. Marcus Tygeson, MD, and […]


The Place of Spiritual Guidance in Palliative Care

Spirituality is often used as a coping strategy, with prayer, meditation, and mindfulness among the many spiritual resources patients use to help cope with the intensity of the pain they experience. – S​PIRITUAL CARE: What It Means, Why It Matters in Health Care This week, along with the rest of the country, we’re celebrating National Spiritual […]


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 […]