The Ventura County Coalition for Compassionate Care (VCCCC) was established in 2012 to promote and provide education about Advance Care Planning (ACP) and Physician's Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) to the public and healthcare professionals. Our mandate is to educate not only the patients, but the healthcare community they collaborate with, including skilled nursing facilities, dialysis centers, hospitals and more.
VCCCC members recognize there are multiple topics that both the public and the health care community would benefit from receiving more knowledge and information about, including:
Having serious illness conversations and goals to manage the illness as it progresses
End-of-life planning possibly including POLST or hospice
Advance care planning
Membership in the VCCCC includes representatives from hospitals, home health and hospice agencies, funeral homes, law firms, community-based service organizations, and any other professional who wants to do their part to advance knowledge of end-of-life planning.
From the California Coalition for Compassionate Care, our parent organization:
Our local coalitions have established Advance Care Planning (ACP) and POLST in their communities and continue to provide ACP and POLST education to healthcare professionals across the continuum of care, including how to use ACP and POLST properly and how to facilitate meaningful ACP and POLST conversations with patients and families. These coalitions also educate consumers about POLST and Advance Care Planning, and serve as contacts in their community when any issues related to ACP and POLST arise.
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