October 2019 Newsletter

October 27, 2019


Compassion & Choices

Newsletter
October 2019


Note From the CEO

Kim Callinan, CEO

It’s time to address healthcare disparities within communities of color. Read More


Top News


People Magazine Profiles Compassion & Choices Supporter Hanna Olivas

Hannah Olivas in People

More than a dozen other news outlets follow with features on the mother of four children seeking the option to end her suffering from incurable cancer. Read More

Advocate Spotlight: Dan Diaz

Five years after his wife, Brittany Maynard’s, death, Dan Diaz carries on their work to pass medical aid-in-dying laws nationwide. Read More

New Film “Here Awhile” Charts a Young Woman’s End-of-Life Journey

The lead character’s choice to relocate to achieve a peaceful death echoes the story of several Compassion & Choices supporters. Read More


In the Media


  • The New Jersey Law Journal editorial board said in a commentary about the denial of recent litigation to challenge the state’s aid-in-dying law, “We agree with the courts and applaud how they handled this matter as expeditiously as they did.”
  • Compassion & Choices President Barbara Coombs Lee is quoted in the Illinois Times story “Last Rights” about growing support in the state for medical aid in dying.
  • “There is a learning curve to get people up to speed,” says Director of Integrated Programs Matt Whitaker in NJ.com article about the challenges of accessing newly passed medical aid-in-dying laws.

Upcoming Events


Hamburg Farmers Market 10/26 Hamburg, NY
Reimagine End of Life: End of Life Options for People Developing Dementia 10/28 San Franciso, CA
Reimagine End of Life: Good Decisions-Living Life to the Fullest Until the Very End 10/28 San Franciso, CA
Reimagine End of Life: Death with Dignity: A Question with Countless Answers 10/28 San Franciso, CA
Reimagine End of Life: Clinical Considerations for Medical Aid In Dying 10/29 San Franciso, CA
Reimagine End of Life: Good Decisions-Living Life to the Fullest Until the Very End 10/29 San Franciso, CA
Western Clinicians Network Webinar: Primary Care Perspectives on End of Life Options 10/30 Online
Reimagine End of Life: Dying At Home: How To Plan & Prepare for a Home Death 10/30 San Franciso, CA
Reimagine End of Life: Good Decisions-Living Life to the Fullest Until the Very End 10/30 Petaluma, CA

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Patricia A. González-Portillo
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