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.


Announcing the 2021 PPC Webinar SeriesRegistration is Now Open!

A team from Pennsylvania’s Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (PPCC), Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (GIPPCC), Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition of California (CHPCC), Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services, and the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care have collaborated to offer the PPC Webinar Series to raise the visibility of pediatric palliative care and to build clinicians’ competencies and confidence in providing care to children.  CE and group discounts are available.

Monthly Webinar – 2021 Series

January 19, 2021 – The Use of Telemedicine in Pediatric Palliative Care 
with Kimberly Bower, Debra Lotstein, Krishelle Marc-Aurele. 
In this webinar the presenters will define telemedicine (TM) and review what is known about it from the literature. Through sharing examples from two different pediatric palliative care (PPC) practices, they will review key aspects of providing TM and share outcomes from these experiences. They will also look forward to the use of TM in the future as medicine generally, and PPC specifically, adapts to a post-COVID world. 12:00 PST  |  1:00 MST  |  2:00 CST  |  3:00 EST   

PPCC Firefly Chat   

PPCC is pleased to announce a new series of interactive virtual discussions that will explore issues facing the pediatric palliative care community in PA and beyond. The first chat, A Day in the Life of a Caregiver, took place on Friday, October 9. To listen to the recording, click HERE.

PPCC Caregiver Lightning Bug AppPediatric Palliative Care App

The new PPCC Caregiver app gives caregivers a suite of indispensable tools to manage, store and share information. Our app streamlines a Caregiver’s experience by providing the tools and features that they need most.

PPCC and the Funeral Service Foundation    

PPCC has collaborated with the Funeral Service Foundation to provide information to medical professionals, parents, and caregivers about children and the grieving process.


Latest News

Nov 2020 – Honoring Children’s Grief Awareness Day
Oct 2020 – Finding Your Community: Parenting a Child with a Rare Disease
Sep 2020 – Animal Assisted Therapy in Pediatric Palliative Care

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. Our goal is to provide a clearer path for children and their families coping with difficult, life-altering experiences.

“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.

Pediatric palliative care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a child’s other doctors as an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage of an illness and can be provided along with treatment meant to cure.” – Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)

Betsy Hawley, Executive Director

To send an email, click HERE.