Formed in 2006, the California Culture Change Coalition (CCCC) empowered California nursing homes to be models of quality of care and for both staff and residents. In 2017, CCCC became the California Coalition for Person-Centered Care to expand their focus to include all senior living environments. Implementing culture change and person-centered care practices in all senior living environments can have a powerful impact on the daily life of residents as well as the daily life of staff who work in these facilities. The California Coalition for Person-Centered Care actively promotes the principles of culture change and person-centered care, including:
Close relationships between residents, family members, staff, and the community
Work that supports and empowers staff to respond to residents’ needs and desires
Management that enables collaborative decisionmaking
Resident care and activities that are directed by the resident
A living environment that is designed to be a home rather than an institution
Systematic processes that are comprehensive and measurement-based, and that are used for continuous quality improvement.
The California Culture Change Coalition (CCCC) really began in June 2005, when four Californians attended the Pioneer Network’s St. Louis Accord and came back with a plan. This was followed by the “Drive Improvements in Nursing Home Care” Caravan in August of 2005 engineered by Lumetra, California’s then Quality Improvement Organization, partnering with Dr. Bill Thomas, founder of the Eden Alternative the Green House Model. The Caravan attracted the interest of providers and other stakeholders. The group then formed a steering council that grew into the California Culture Change Coalition in August 2006 and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in February 2007.
In 2017, CCCC became the California Coalition for Person-Centered Care to expand their focus to include all senior living environments.
California Culture Change Coalition dba California Coalition for Person-Centered Care is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a Board of Directors that is composed of representatives from all areas of the long-term care community including resident advocates, skilled nursing providers, labor unions, quality improvement organizations, and state and federal regulators.
We are funded through in-kind donations from supporting individuals and organizations; CMP and other grant funding; and revenue from educational programs.