Faced with a terminal diagnosis, Illinois residents deserve the full range of options for care at the end of life, including medical aid in dying.  Medical aid in dying allows terminally ill adults to get a prescription they can take to end their life peacefully.

Join Compassion & Choices advocates and experts for the following virtual events in Illinois:

Midwest Train the Advocate Workshop (2 Half-Days)
Thursday, July 14, and Friday, July 15, 2022 9:00–1:00 p.m. CT

You're invited to a free Train the Advocate workshop hosted by Compassion & Choices. We will be holding the workshop in two half-day sessions on Thursday, July 14, and Friday, July 15, from 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. each day. If you are interested in speaking publicly about end-of-life options, including medical aid in dying, we hope you'll join us. Midwest supporters ONLY please. Attendance at both days is required.

There are nine active volunteer action teams throughout the state working to educate and build support for medical aid in dying among legislators and the public. Compassion & Choices is part of the Illinois End-of-Life Options Coalition alongside Final Options Illinois and the ACLU of Illinois. Learn more by clicking here.

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simple blue medical cross graphic.For Patients Access the Illinois Advance Directive  



tools for end of life planning and decision making.End-of-Life Planning Use our step-by-step guide to chart your journey.  



advance care planning and resources in Spanish, espanol.Los recursos en Español Los recursos en Español.  



answers to questions about COVID-19, including treatment and end of life.COVID-19 Toolkit Get answers to your questions about COVID-19 and end of life care.  



tools for end of life planning and decision making.Resources for Providers Find resources tailored to the needs of healthcare providers.