WHO DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION SERVE?
The California Hospice and Palliative Care Association is a membership association that promotes and strengthens the delivery of palliative and hospice care for terminally ill patients and their families through education and advocacy
WHAT IS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
We believe that each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that our loved ones should receive the necessary support to allow us to do so.
While the California Hospice and Palliative Care Association is ably represented in Sacramento by a professional lobbyist and staff, the voices heard from around the state make the difference in the success or failure of legislation.
Providers talk a great deal about compassionate end-of-life care; however, in today's polarized legislative environment, talking to each other is not enough. Providers must share our values and benefits by saying to members of Congress, members of the State legislatures, and members of our local city government, "Let me tell you about our program, and what we provide our community. Let me share with you how you can help provide for and protect our patients and their families. Let me share with you my experience."
HOW DO YOU HELP THEM?
We provide technical resources to our members, advocate on and monitor legislative and regulatory activities, provide continuing education to providers on end-of-life issues and collaborate with other organizations that share an interest in end-of-life care. We serve nearly 200 hospice providers and their staff in California and Nevada.
We partner with the California Hospice Foundation, to offer public and professional educational programs and materials to enhance understanding and availability of hospice and palliative care.
CHAPCA members have an opportunity to network with others who share their interests through participation in regional activities. CHAPCA's 10 regions are organized geographically, and include:
- Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma Counties
- Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity Counties
- Alpine, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Stanislaus, Tulare and Toulumne Counties
- Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco Counties
- Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties
- Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties
- Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
- Imperial and San Diego Counties
- Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba Counties
- State of Nevada Hospice programs
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