Community Engagement

Collaborating, Informing and Empowering

Leading with a health-equity lens, Compassion & Choices aims to empower everyone to make informed decisions about end-of-life care. All communities should have the information and resources to chart their end-of-life journey.

Motivated by the impact of racism, inequity and disparities in end-of-life care, we are connecting with people nationwide to spread the word about the importance of end-of-life care planning and accessing quality end-of-life care.

Through respectful engagement, we encourage priority populations to take charge and identify the values that will inform what kind of care they do or do not want while aligning options with personal priorities and beliefs.

Our Values

  • We are committed to INFORMING and EMPOWERING everyone to have a strong voice and make informed end-of-life decisions to better ADVOCATE for themselves and their loved ones.
  • We work to elevate the importance of end-of-life planning and accessing quality end-of-life care in all communities.
  • We focus on building trusting relationships and partnerships.
  • We raise the voices of this nation’s beautiful mix of perspectives, cultures, traditions and faiths.
  • We strive to listen, learn, earn trust and engage authentically.
African American Leadership Council

African American/Black Community Engagement

Unity ♦ Legacy ♦ Transformation
We’re informing and empowering the Black community about the power of end-of-life care and planning. From online tools and resources to in-person events, learn more about what we’re doing to encourage conversations around end-of-life care. Planning equals peace.
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Faith Community Engagement

Love ♦ Compassion ♦ Belief
Most people who identify themselves as adhering to a faith or religious group support expanded end-of-life options. We’re creating a network of supportive faith leaders to work in their communities to normalize conversations around end-of-life planning and options.
Dolores Huerta holding an End-of_life Options for ALL sign

Latino/Hispanic Community Engagement

Culture ♦ Origin ♦ Assimilation
Through regional events, national conferences and informative webinars, learn about our efforts to inspire the Latino/Hispanic community to take charge of their end-of-life planning and care. Find out how you can get involved.
Dustin Hankinson in his wheelchair outside in fall

Disability Community

Autonomy ♦ Independence ♦ Self-Determination
The end-of-life options and disability rights movements share important core values: autonomy, independence and self-determination. We’re working to correct misconceptions about support within the disability community.
A gay couple lying on a sheet staring up at the camera smiling.

LGBTQ+

Autonomy ♦ Agency ♦ Dignity
The LGBTQ+ equal rights and end-of-life options movement are historically closely intertwined. Learn how we're supporting progress in end-of-life care equity.

Upcoming Events

In-person and virtually across the country, we give presentations about advance planning, care, options and Compassion & Choices' many resources and tools to help you chart your end-of-life journey. Visit our events page to attend a Community Engagement event.

Latest News

National Latinx Task Force Aprueba Resolución para Informar, Empoderar y Tomar Medidas Sobre Cuidados de Salud Para el Fin de Vida
April 16, 2024

(Washington, D.C. – Abril 16, 2024)  Compassion & Choices reconoce al National Latinx Task Force por aprobar una resolución para informar, empoderar y abogar por una planificación integral de cuidados para el fin de vida para la comunidad latina/hispana. La resolución fue aprobada en noviembre del 2023. Esta resolución histórica representa un momento nuevo y…

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National Latinx Task Force Passes Resolution to Inform, Empower, and Take Action on End-of-Life Care
April 16, 2024

  (Washington, D.C. – April 16, 2024), Compassion & Choices praised the National Latinx Task Force for passing a resolution to inform, empower, and advocate for comprehensive end-of-life care planning for the Latino/Hispanic community. The resolution was passed in November 2023. This historic resolution represents a new and exciting moment in the Task Force’s history,…

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