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  • Small Mercies

    Small mercies: Medi-Cal Pediatric Palliative Care Pilot Program shows early success.

    UCLA research study preliminary results suggest dramatic increase in patient and family well-being as well as a significant cost savings.

  • Child - Courtesy of Moment By Moment

    1,000,000 Children in America live everyday with chronic, complex medical conditions.

    How do they and their families survive?  Read their stories here.

  • Two girls - Courtesy of Moment By Moment

    Emerging Discipline

    Slowly but surely, pediatric palliative care is inching its way into mainstream medicine. Some say, “What’s the holdup?”

  • Child - Courtesy of Moment By Moment

    The Clock is Ticking on California’s New Medi-Cal Pediatric Benefit.

    Results boast cost savings and a better quality of life for children and their families.

  • Mission

    Listen to, partner with, and work together for children with serious illnesses and all those who care for them. Want to know how? Click here

  • Vision

    We believe that all children with life-threatening conditions should have access to the care and emotional support they need to live life as fully as possible.  Click here

Family Stories

Seeking PEACE
Posted Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

I was asked at a Christmas brunch, what I wanted this year for Christmas. As my eyes filled with tears and I paused to reflect, I told my friend I would get back to her. I knew all good and well, I couldn’t really have what I wanted, which is to have my baby girl back in my arms. So with much thought, I asked for PEACE.

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Hope Notes

Teeter Totter
Posted Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

One of the many things that happens for families when a child is sick is that their former social relationships change. I think it takes awhile for a parent to let go of only seeing their child as “ill” and so there is this idea of binocular vision, a kind of double vision of what was, and what is now.

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Capitol Corner

Making Headway
Posted Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Partners for Children pilot project proves to be successful in improving quality of care and cost effective to the State. San Diego Hospice’s Partners for Children Team, along with seven-and-a-half-year-old Anna Zeldin and her mom Debra, joined forces with the Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition (CHPCC) for Legislative Advocacy Day on April 17 in Sacramento. The day was organized by CHPCC to celebrate with legislators and policy makers the progress made to date, as well as to inform about the life-affirming importance of pediatric palliative care.

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