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.  

Who We Are

Professional Education

The CCVCCC strives to provide relevant educational events and to connect professionals with opportunities offered by other qualified organizations.

Community Outreach

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.


CSU Institute for Palliative Care National Symposium

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



Wednesday, November 14

7:30 am - 12:30 pm

Fort Washington Country Club, Fresno

5.0 CEUs available through CMSA


CAPC National Seminar 2018

Center to Advance Palliative Care

Practical Tools for Making Change

November 8-10, 2018

Orlando, FL

End Well Symposium

Design for the End of Life Experience

Thursday, December 6

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

 SFJAZZ Center

201 Franklin Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

11th Annual Palliative Care Summit

Coalition for Compassionate Care:

11th Annual Palliative Care Summit

April 8-9, 2019

San Francisco, CA


The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California has resources for talking about Advance Care Planning. 

Find out more:

Contact Us

Questions? Please send us a message:

California Central Valley Coalition for Compassionate Care

Contact CCVCCC Secretary Liz Zemke
at (559) 284-8417


CAPC Palliative Care in the Home Guide

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.  

CAPC Communications Skills Pathfinder

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.   

CSU Institute for Palliative Care - Essentials Palliative Care Skills for Every Clinician

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.