Addressing the Needs of Medicaid Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) has compiled this compendium of resources aimed at lessening the impact of COVID-19 on Medicaid populations, particularly those at highest risk. This library, Addressing the Needs of Medicaid Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic, which assembles key guidance, reference materials and tools, will grow and evolve over time. Sections include: General Resources for Health Care Professionals, Telehealth, Long-Term Services and Supports, Behavioral Health, ... Read More

CAPC COVID-19 Response Resources

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is part of the nonprofit Icahn School of Medicine At Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City on the front lines of the COVID tsunami that swamped that region of the country. The CAPC COVID Toolkit makes publicly available amazing resources created by CAPC over the decades as the preeminent leader for palliative care development. The Toolkit includes sections on: Communication Scripts and Conversation Videos; Symptom Management Protocols; Palliative ... Read More

COVID Communications – Toolbox

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is the respected voice for advance care planning and palliative care in California with nearly 20 years experience creating a range of resources and educational materials to support healthcare providers and consumers. In the COVID Communications Toolbox CCCC has gathered together some of their best resources as well as those of other respected leaders in the field. Sections include: Consumer Resources, Education, Conversation Tools, Advance Directives, ... Read More

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources contributed by members of the nationwide Supportive Care Coalition (SCC). These resources address the palliative care program needs emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and are regularly updated. Includes recording for webinars re: Implications for Clinical Practice, Bioethics, Long Term Care Challenges, numerous links to hospice and palliative care websites with resources of value. Also includes links to Articles of Interest, Policies and Guidelines, Caregiver Well-Being, and ... Read More

Health Care Decisions Aids

At this link you can find Health Care Decision Aids specific to: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Artificial Hydration, Tube Feeding, and Ventilator published by the Coalition for Compassionate Care of CA. These helpful booklets explain the complex topics of life-sustaining treatments in consumer-friendly language with neutral, evidence-based information. During the COVID Crisis digital versions of these guides can be downloaded and printed at no charge in English, Spanish and Chinese. Scroll ... Read More

The Vital Importance of Advance Care Planning Amid COVID-19. If not now, when?

Judy Thomas, JD, Chief Executive Officer of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC), presents how to proceed with clients served in the COVID-19 crisis in a CCCC Blog post titled, "If Not Now, When?" April 1, 2020 . Differences between the Advance Health Care Directive and Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) are presented along with a discussion of challenges and call for action now in the community, assisted living, skilled nursing. Key Reminders and Resources ... Read More

Vital Talk

Vital Talk has been at the forefront of improving serious illness communication a few decades now. Communications tools created by an accomplished faculty empower clinicians to communicate about serious illness empathetically and effectively, enabling them to feel less burnout in the process. In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Vital Talk created a “COVID Ready Communication Playbook” to provide some practical advice on how to talk about some of the difficult topics related to COVID-19. ... Read More