Coalition for Compassionate Care of California Events

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) promotes Advance Care Planning and advocates for high-quality care for those facing serious illness or nearing the end of life. In these areas, CCCC’s influence is extensive, including projects that affect public policy and healthcare systems, promote public engagement, and support healthcare professionals.

Whereas involvement at the state level holds importance, local engagement is also vital. Consider becoming an active member of the VCCCC today

End-of-Life Care Planning in the News

Communication Helps Ensure End-Of-Life Wishes Are Followed

“If we lived and died in a perfect world, all our end-of-life wishes would be followed…. But we are not in a perfect world, and too many people are taking their last breath without their wishes being followed.”

Click below to read this compelling article by Andrea Gallagher (CSA®, President of Senior Concerns) to learn more about the importance of communicating your end-of-life wishes.

Critical Care Doctor Explains Directives Followed In Near-Death Cases

Dr. Jessica Zitter, a critical and palliative care specialist takes listener questions about advanced directives that doctors follow in critical situations.

Click below to listen to the 8-minute interview from NPR.

Language Is a Vital Tool in Maximizing Palliative Care

The language we use is crucial to the wider dissemination of the best care possible for patients nearing the end of life, according to Ira Byock, MD, one of the country’s leading voices in palliative care practice and advocacy.

Previous Educational Events

Recordings of our educational seminars are below

Perils and Pearls in Advance Care and Estate Planning

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Our membership meetings occur every fourth Tuesday from January to November, starting at 8:30 AM. These gatherings take place virtually, with occasional in-person sessions providing networking opportunities and a chance to reconnect with friends. To learn more about our upcoming meetings, reach out to us at