Are you passionate about advance care planning? Do you believe conversations about care towards the end of life should be a normal part of everyday life? If you answered yes—this webinar is for you!
Enroll now and learn how to become part of the statewide movement to ensure that people get the care they need and no less – and the care they want and no more.
It’s an exciting time. Communities and healthcare organizations throughout the state are coming together to engage Californians in exploring and expressing their wishes for care toward the end of their lives.
This is an opportunity to find out what’s happening now in California to expand the conversation about serious illness and end-of-life care – and to hear more about how we can work together in coming years to make advance care planning a reality for all Californians.
Judy Thomas, JD, is CEO of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, a statewide partnership of healthcare providers, non-profit organizations and associations, state agencies and individuals working to ensure all seriously-ill Californians receive quality, compassionate care. The Coalition brings together multiple organizations, often with divergent interests, to develop, implement, and promote improved health care practices and standards across the continuum of care.
Judy is an attorney with over 20 years in healthcare. Before law school, she worked in the early field of managed care as a computer programmer for the nation’s first preferred provider organization. Later, as a lobbyist for LeadingAge of California and the California Hospital Association, she focused on aging and long-term care issues. Formerly a partner in the Sacramento-based law firm of Hunter, Richey, Di Benedetto & Brewer, Judy specialized in healthcare law and took an interest in issues affecting people with serious illness. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, where she received both her Juris Doctorate and her Bachelor of Science degree.
Today, Judy chairs the National POLST (Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment) Paradigm Task Force and serves on the Donate Life California advisory board. She was recently named a Practice Change Leader by the John A. Hartford Foundation.