CACCC'S INITIAL ACTION PLAN

In 2006, the Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care (CACCC) implemented a plan of action to educate, train, and do outreach about end-of-life issues to the Chinese American community and the healthcare providers who serve them. The plan included :

Conducting in Chinese a series of presentations on advance care planning and trained volunteers to help Chinese American community members complete the Standard California Advance Health Care Directive.

Revising and editing the UCSF Chinese Easy California Advance Health Care Directive Form for immediate use in the Chinese community.

Helping to make the Chinese translation of the Standard California Advance Health Care Directive available to over 15,000 Chinese American community members and conducted community outreach to provide assistance in completing the form.

Translating the POLST form into Chinese.

Holding seminars in English for health providers, where they learned about Chinese cultural beliefs, values, customs and practices related to end of life.

Establishing a Speakers Bureau and trained Chinese volunteers to give PowerPoint presentations that have helped hundreds of Chinese Americans make better medical decisions about end-of-life matters and informed them about resources available in their community. In phase one of the project, speakers trained by the CACCC gave presentations on hospice, pain management and other end-of-life issues to more than 400 attendees in less than four months.

Providing training for respite care volunteers, so family caregivers could get some relief. In 2008, 88 participants attended two CACCC training workshops for respite volunteers and caregivers on “Providing Emotional Support to Cancer Survivors at End of Life”. After the workshops, 23% of those who were not already doing so said they would serve as respite volunteers.

Forming a Translation Team where volunteers translate English end-of-life materials into Chinese and create Chinese materials for training and outreach activities.

Gathering together a team of recognized and accomplished writers to prepare the CACCC Memory Book, a tool to be used by individuals facing terminal illness to record such things as their life history, messages they want to leave behind, and photos and important documents they want others to have.

Establishing an ongoing media campaign to highlight end-of-life issues. Over 40 CACCC articles on end-of-life issues were published in Chinese newspapers with a total circulation of over 500,000. Over 30 appearances on popular Chinese radio and TV shows provided health and end-of-life education. As a result, the shows experienced a high volume of calls and interest.

Producing Hospice Foundation of America's first-ever Chinese/English Journeys issue, a publication on overcoming guilt related to caring for a dying loved one.

This plan began the work we now continue.
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2013 Accomplishments

Completed the curriculum for the CACCC Hospice & Palliative Care Volunteer training conducted later in the year.

Established partnerships with 17 hospital and hospice and palliative care agencies that agreed to accept CACCC volunteers upon competion of their training.

Conducted its first Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteer training in Nor
2012 Accomplishments

Completed the curriculum for the CACCC Hospice & Palliative Care Volunteer training conducted later in the year.

Established partnerships with 17 hospital and hospice and palliative care agencies that agreed to accept CACCC volunteers upon competion of their training.

Conducted its first Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteer training in Northern California at E
2011 Accomplishments

Completed the curriculum for the CACCC Hospice & Palliative Care Volunteer training conducted later in the year.

Established partnerships with 17 hospital and hospice and palliative care agencies that agreed to accept CACCC volunteers upon completion of their training.

Conducted its first Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteer training in Northern California at El Camino Hospital in Mt. View.

Conducted its first Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteer training in Southern California at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California. Both workshops consisted of 30 hours of training. The project was funded by a grant from the California HealthCare Foundation.

Established support groups in both Northern and Southern California for hospice and palliative care volunteers trained by the CACCC in 2011. Two support group sessions were held in Northern California and two in Southern California.

Sent a dozen CACCC e-newsletters containing valuable support materials to trained hospice volunteers.

Initiated training for 15 volunteer interpreters, six of whom provided simultaneous interpretation (English to Mandarin and Cantonese, Mandarin to English) for more than 12 CACCC outreach and training events.

Conducted a total of seven workshops for health providers in San Francisco, Santa Clara, Mt. View, Sacramento and Duarte California.

Participated on a panel with representatives of Hospice of the Valley, San Jose at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization conference in San Diego in October.

The CACCC Speaker’s Bureau gave six presentations on “Medical Decisions When They Count Most” to community groups in Southern California, Sacramento and the South Bay. Participants at these outreach events were also given assistance with completing the Easy California Advance Health Care Directive.

CACCC volunteers assisted with ticket sales and promotion for the Tsai Chin charity concert at Flint Center in Cupertino. The CACCC, one of three charitable organizations supported by the concert, received $41,200 from the proceeds of the concert.

Continued to promote community use of the DVD, Loving Life, Understanding Hospice, developed by the CACCC in cooperation with the Hospice Foundation of America. The Amitabha Buddhist Society of USA generously donated 3,000 copies of the DVD for free distribution by the CACCC.

CACCC volunteers set up a booth containing end of life educational materials at the second annual American Cancer Society Chinese Forum in Sacramento.

CACCC conducted its second formal fundraiser, Voices of Life, in the Fall, raising over $100,000.

Published “galleys” of the upcoming book Learning to Let Go: Saying Goodbye Peacefully to encourage financial support for the publishing of the book in two editions, one in Chinese and one in English.

Volunteers were recognized in December at the 6th Annual CACCC Volunteer Appreciation Event at Tzu Chi Foundation facilities in San Jose.

The CACCC conducts membership meetings, which include training for participants, four times a year. The CACCC Board meets four times a year at locations provided by its member organizations. The annual end of year Board retreat, held at Hospice of the Valley, San Jose in November, included planning for 2012 initiatives.
WHO WE ARE
The Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care, the only coalition in the nation devoted to end-of-life concerns in the Chinese community, is an active working coalition of 48 Partner Agencies and over 1,300 individual members.

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