Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (PPCC), a PA-based statewide coalition, is a volunteer group of professionals, parents, and community members who provide information and resources for families with children with life-limiting conditions.
The PPCC website is here to help medical providers, families, and caregivers address these challenges and struggles by providing PPCC Toolkits, PPC webinar series, Firefly Chats, community and regional events, helpful resource links, relevant videos, and advocacy information.
We invite you to explore the website and see how PPCC is lighting the way!
PPCC’s mission is to provide resources to families, volunteers, and medical professionals caring for children with life-limiting illnesses.
A future where all children diagnosed with life-limiting conditions in Pennsylvania will have access to world-class palliative, hospice and end-of-life care.
“Pediatric Palliative care is specialized medical care for children with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the child and the family…”
– Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)
PPCC in collaboration with the Funeral Service Foundation and the Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition created this guide to help families walk the difficult journey following the death of a child. Copies can be ordered free of charge from FSF.
Register today for the 2022 Webinar Series.
Sept. PPC Webinar:
Thursday, September 22, 2022
12:00PST/ 1:00MST/ 2:00CST/ 3:00EST
Interprofessional Spiritual Care in Pediatric Palliative Care
Check out PPCC's new Sibling Grief and Bereavement Toolkit highlighted on page 24.
Since 2018, the Pediatric Palliative Care Webinar Series has been providing high quality educational programming for the entire interdisciplinary team. Archived recordings are now available for purchase.
The PPCC Lightning Bug app is a tool that gives caregivers access to a suite of indispensable tools to help organize health care data.
PPCC Toolkits are designed to provide resources for families, caregivers and professionals. Pediatric palliative care is the active, total approach to care, embracing physical, emotional, social and spiritual elements.
Check out the new Sibling Support Toolkit.
This PPCC Toolkit has been developed to specifically address the needs and concerns of children and teens who have experienced the death of their sibling with medical complexities. PPCC is proud to offer information about what siblings might feel and experience, activities that allow for expression of emotions and legacy creation, and additional resources to encourage and guide conversations to aid in comfort, healing, and growth. The PPCC Sibling Grief & Bereavement Toolkit is a part of the overall Sibling Support Toolkit.
PPCC is not a health care provider and does not give medical advice or treatment. PPCC does not endorse or recommend any listed facilities, service providers, or support groups herein. PPCC offers the list and information as a resource only. PPCC does not pre-evaluate, or consider the Medicare/Medicaid status of the providers.
The Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition is a registered 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible according to the IRS’s rules and regulations. The official registration and financial information for PPCC may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania 1-800-732-0999.