In January 2021, the Compassion & Choices Board of Directors adopted this updated values statement:
- Compassion & Choices believes all individuals should have access to equitable end-of-life care, regardless of gender identity, age, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, wealth, marital status or disability.
- To authentically advocate for and support our community members from diverse backgrounds, Compassion & Choices must reflect America’s social and racial fabric. Therefore, we are committed to actively promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within our board, executive leadership team, staff recruitment and hiring, external communications, vendor engagement and among our volunteers.
- Compassion & Choices understands the importance of incorporating diverse perspectives and respecting cultural norms in our daily work as we strive to improve decision-making at all organizational levels. Failure to implement and execute such practices may cause team members and valued partners to feel marginalized in the work we do. This is unacceptable.
- As an organization committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we encourage and advocate for ideas that make us stronger and provide meaningful engagement, particularly among historically underrepresented communities.
Compassion & Choices is committed to improve diversity, equity and inclusivity within the organization and across the movement.