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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.

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

Breaking News

Changes to California POLST Form Effective October 1, 2014
Posted Friday, September 5th, 2014

The new California POLST goes into effect on October 1, 2014, and healthcare professionals must take note of key changes to the form. POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) is a physician order signed by both a doctor and patient that specifies the types of medical treatment a patient wishes to receive toward the end

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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

Governor Brown Signs SB1004
Posted Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1004 (Hernandez), paving the way for Medi-Cal to establish palliative care standards and provide technical assistance to Medi-Cal managed care plans on the authorization and delivery of palliative care services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries of all ages. The success of Partners for Children, the pediatric palliative care program spearheaded by Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition, is at the heart of SB 1004.

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