Because every individual deserves timely access to quality palliative end-of-life care .
The California Central Valley Coalition for Compassionate Care (CCVCCC) is a small group of volunteers striving to increase access to quality palliative end-of-life care and services by eliminating barriers, increasing professional education, enhancing and coordinating services, and reaching out to the community for better understanding and awareness.
The CCVCCC strives to provide relevant educational events and to connect professionals with opportunities offered by other qualified organizations.
The Coalition offers community education in POLST (Physician's Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment), End-of-Life Planning, and more.
The CCVCCC creates opportunities to connect with other professionals working in hospice, palliative care, and related fields so that we can inspire each other to provide the highest quality of end-of-life care for those living in the Central Valley.
Join us when the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California presents
End of Life Option Act: Learnings from California's Experience
September 27, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST
UCSF, UCLA, and CCCC joined forces to find out more by convening key stakeholders from around the state and conducting empirical research. Find out what we have learned.
Academic Palliative Care Education and Research
October 11-12, 2018
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay San Diego
Join us at the 7th Annual Fresno Support Group Pulmonary Hypertension Fun Walk
Saturday, October 27
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
CRMC Parc, 2335 Kashian Ln, Fresno
PALLIATIVE CARE FOR THE SERIOUSLY ILL
Wednesday, November 14
7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fort Washington Country Club, Fresno
5.0 CEUs available through CMSA
Center to Advance Palliative Care
Practical Tools for Making Change
November 8-10, 2018
Design for the End of Life Experience
Thursday, December 6
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
201 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Are you looking to build a home-based palliative care program? To help you get started, CAPC has developed Palliative Care in the Home: A Guide to Program Design.
Available to all, the Guide outlines a process for designing a program that provides the highest quality care, is responsive to stakeholder priorities, and is financially and operationally sustainable.
Only 29% of physicians report having received any formal training in communication about goals of care. Nearly half report being unsure about what to say in these conversations. Yet high-quality communication is a major driver of high-quality care, particularly for patients with serious illness. It leads to improved quality of life, patient and family coping, enhanced goal-consistent care, and fewer hospitalizations.
To address this issue CAPC, Ariadne Labs, and VitalTalk have launched the Communications Skills Pathfinder, an online portal to help frontline clinicians, trainers, and health systems navigate best practices and choose the training models that best suit their needs. The goal is for every clinician to have the highest quality communication with the seriously ill patients they serve.
Tools to Support Seriously Ill Patients in a Primary Care Practice
This is a comprehensive series of courses designed to provide foundational palliative care skills to any physician, osteopathic physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant, and to demonstrate how those services can be seamlessly integrated into a primary care practice. Concepts explored include advance care planning, physical aspects of care, self-care and resilience, care at the end of life, and psychosocial, spiritual and cultural care.