Lighting the Way in Pennsylvania.

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!

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Mission

PPCC’s mission is to provide resources to families, volunteers, and medical professionals caring for children with life-limiting illnesses.

Vision

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.

What is Pediatric Palliative 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)

PPC Webinar - Feb 21st Register Now!

Featured Webinar:
Compassion, Connection and Creativity: Utilizing Music Therapy to Navigate Caregiver Guilt in Pediatric Palliative

All PPC Webinars:
12:00PST/ 1:00MST/ 2:00CST/ 3:00EST

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PPCC Firefly Chat

Wed, Feb 8, Noon - 1PM EDT

More Than Medicine: Using Creative Supports and Therapies to Help Children with Medical Complexities - Click HERE.

The PPCC Firefly Chat is a series of interactive virtual discussions that explore issues facing the pediatric palliative care community in PA and beyond. Program is free. Registration is required.

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PPCC Newsletter

Keep up to date with PPCC resources, events and topical information created for medical professionals and families/caregivers who are working with children with medical complexities.

Click HERE for latest newsletter:
Holiday Edition - Gratitude and Thanks

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PPCC Lightning Bug App

The PPCC Lightning Bug app is a tool that gives caregivers access to a suite of indispensable tools to help organize health care data.


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Registration now OPEN! 2023 PPC Webinar Series

The webinar series features 10 webinars highlighting issues in pediatric palliative care. Discounts apply for multiple webinars, and CE is available. 2023 Fact Sheet

All PPC Webinars:
12:00PST/ 1:00MST/ 2:00CST/ 3:00EST

For information and registration, click on the Learn More button.

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PPC Archived Webinars Now Available

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.

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Pediatric E-Journal NHPCO: Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care in the Community

Check out the latest release of the Pediatric E-Journal.

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PPCC Toolkits

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.

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When a Child Dies: Planning Acts of Love & Legacy

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.

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Sibling Grief & Bereavement Toolkit - Check out the most recent PPCC resource

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.

View New Sibling Grief & Bereavement Toolkit

384 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 | Contact Betsy Hawley at: betsy@ppcc-pa.org

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.