After 10 years serving the Central Valley, the CCVCCC has made the difficult decision to disband. The Board is proud of the accomplishments of the Coalition and did not make this decision lightly. We encourage you to contact the State Coalition with any questions you may have regarding Hospice and Palliative Care.
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.