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CEO MESSAGE: Where They Are Is Confused
(11/29/2022) 
CEO Jennifer Moore Ballentine shares a personal story about how even those with knowledge about palliative care can feel lost during serious illness.
CEO MESSAGE: Where They Are Is Confused


2022 Legislative Session Updates
(10/19/2022) 
It’s been another busy legislative year for us so far, with bills of interest moving forward in both the Assembly and the Senate. An important part of our work at CCCC is to track and take action on legislation that impacts the space of palliative...
2022 Legislative Session Updates


CEO MESSAGE: Where They Are Is Confused
(11/29/2022) 
CEO Jennifer Moore Ballentine shares a personal story about how even those with knowledge about palliative care can feel lost during serious illness.
CEO MESSAGE: Where They Are Is Confused


2022 Legislative Session Updates
(10/19/2022) 
It’s been another busy legislative year for us so far, with bills of interest moving forward in both the Assembly and the Senate. An important part of our work at CCCC is to track and take action on legislation that impacts the space of palliative...
2022 Legislative Session Updates


Judy Thomas to Retire
(10/13/2022) 
After 24 years of outstanding leadership as the CEO of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC), Judy Thomas has announced her retirement. Jennifer Moore Ballentine has been selected by CCCC’s Board of Directors to fill the CEO ...
Judy Thomas to Retire


POLST Registry Update
(8/15/2022) 
The California Emergency Management Systems Agency (EMSA), in close collaboration with CCCC, continues to move the California electronic POLST Registry forward....
POLST Registry Update