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Perceptions of the Appropriateness of Care in California Adult Intensive Care Units

April 2015

Researchers have found that patients often receive treatment in the ICU that neither matches their preferences nor is likely to benefit them.

Design Challenge: Decision Aid Upgrade

April 2015

CHCF challenges human-centered designers to create a better presentation of treatment and supportive care options for late-stage lung cancer. Entries were due May 29.

Optimizing the Quality of In-Home Primary and Palliative Care

January 2015

In-home primary and palliative care serves seriously ill patients where they live. CHCF supports quality measures and reporting standards for the re-emerging house call.

Payer-Provider Partnerships to Expand Community-Based Palliative Care

December 2014

CHCF is funding pairs of payers and providers to develop novel plans for how to deliver and reimburse high-quality, community-based palliative care to patients with serious illness.

Palliative Care Action Community

October 2014

CHCF made grants to establish a one-year collaborative to share approaches and lessons learned regarding community-based palliative care.

Up Close: A Field Guide to Community-Based Palliative Care in California

September 2014

Palliative care is taking root to serve people with advanced illness in clinics and homes. Over 20 community-based programs in California share their promising practices.

Improving Care for People with Serious Illness Through Innovative Payer-Provider Partnerships

June 2014

Integrating palliative care into benefit designs, reimbursement policies, and care management can be daunting for payers. A summary of examples and best practices helps point the way.

The California State University Institute for Palliative Care

April 2014

The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is training professionals who can help patients and families manage serious and chronic illnesses. See a video to learn more.

Palliative Care in Oncology: A Learning Collaborative

April 2014

Oncologists are increasingly aware of the benefits of palliative care, but starting a program can be a challenge. CHCF is funding five California practices to join a national learning collaborative that will pave the way.

Advance Care Planning Takes Root: Best Practices from Four California Communities

April 2014

Community involvement is key to increasing the prevalence of advance health care planning. Four California coalitions share how they do it.

Measuring Up? End-of-Life Cancer Care in California

August 2013

In California, many who die of cancer receive more aggressive care at the end of life than in the rest of the country. Cancer treatment also varies widely from region to region and from hospital to hospital within the state.

A Better Benefit: Health Plans Try New Approaches to End-of-Life Care

April 2013

By making palliative care available to patients earlier in their illnesses, private health plans are providing better care that also costs less. Learn about six pioneers in California.

End-of-Life Care in California: You Don't Always Get What You Want

April 2013

Trends in end-of-life care show that not only does the care given vary widely from region to region and hospital to hospital, but also patients often don't get the care they prefer. What can be done?

In It Together: How Palliative Care Spread to All of California's Public Hospitals

March 2013

What did it take for all of California's public hospitals to adopt and sustain palliative care programs? Learn about the five-year collaborative effort.

Next Generation of Palliative Care: Community Models Offer Services Outside the Hospital

November 2012

Community-based palliative care brings services to seriously ill patients outside the hospital setting. Policy shifts could encourage the spread of such models.

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