Compassion & Choices is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving care and expanding choice at the end of life. They provide free client services to the terminally ill and do legal advocacy through the courts and legislatures. They inform and educate the public through the media and other outreach programs.
ACCESS California is a statewide consumer-led public mental health advocacy program of Cal Voices. ACCESS is funded by the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) through the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA/Prop. 63). Founded in 1946, Cal Voices is the oldest continuously operating peer-run consumer advocacy agency in California. Here you can find more information about MHSA, ACCESS Ambassadors, policy and resources, past webinars, how to advocate, and advocacy ... Read More
CalMatters has done outstanding work related to the Breakdown of Mental Health in California. In May 2019 they hosted/recorded a video cast Mental Health Panel titled Hope on the Horizon, Reimagining Mental Health in California that is timeless and well worth watching. This nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture based in Sacramento is committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works and why it matters spanning a full range of issues impacting daily life. CalMatters team of experienced ... Read More
The California Association of Public Authorities, or CAPA, was created to provide proactive leadership to improve the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program; promote the general interests of the active members; promote higher professional standards, and through the exchange of information and ideas, stimulate a collegial and cooperative spirit among the membership. Visit California Association of Public Authorities for In-Home Supportive Services ... Read More
The California Hospice and Palliative Care Association advocates for those facing life-threatening illnesses. They provide technical resources to their members, monitor legislative and regulatory activities, and work closely with other organizations that share an interest in end of life care. They serve both California and Nevada. They partner with the California Hospice Foundation, to offer public and professional educational programs and materials to enhance understanding and availability of ... Read More
Children's Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition of California is a group of organizations, institutions and individuals from throughout the State of California working together to promote compassionate medical care which includes spiritual, emotional and financial support for children with life-threatening illnesses. ...because when a child has a serious illness, medicine is not enough... Visit Children's Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition ... Read More
The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is a statewide partnership of more than 95 regional and statewide organizations promoting high quality compassionate end of life care for all Californians. The California POLST Program is led by the CCCC with statewide POLST efforts guided by a 75 -member POLST Task Force. Local efforts to promote POLST and provide education were led statewide by 18 funded POLST coalitions including the Sonoma County Coalition for Compassionate Care, a program ... Read More
Commonweal is a small twenty-seven-year-old health and environmental research institute in the Point Reyes National Seashore outside the coastal town of Bolinas, California. Our principal areas of work are with (1) people with cancer and health professionals who work with people with life-threatening illnesses; (2) children and young adults with learning and social difficulties, and the childcare professionals who work with them; and (3) the global search for a healthy and sustainable future. Visit ... Read More