Building Compassionate Communities

What is Compassionate Communities?

The Compassionate Communities Network (CCN) began in 2009 and aims to promote and integrate social approaches to dying, death and bereavement in the everyday life of individuals and communities.

This is achieved through:
  • identifying and promoting leading practices
  • leading and advocating for practices to be embedded in policy
  • encouraging, strengthening and establishing partnerships that support community capacity building and resilience
  • furthering research in our culturally diverse communities
  • creating healthy end of life settings and environments

The CCN an informal group, actively working to promote the principles of public health palliative care. The Network is open to everyone who is interested in social approaches to end of life support.

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