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.
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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

Compassion & Choices 2024 Engagement Fellow Interview: Isabella Carr and Securing Compassionate Deaths for Fat People
June 11, 2024

In this interview Isabella Carr, a graduate student at Harvard Divinity School and Compassion & Choices’ engagement fellow, discusses her background and interest in end-of-life care. Isabella talks about working with fat people and addressing the unique needs and challenges they face at the end of life. Isabella notes the importance of providing compassionate care…

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Pride 2024: What Pride & End-of-Life Options Mean to Us
June 1, 2024

Each year, Compassion & Choices commemorates Pride Month to recognize and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. The end-of-life options movement is deeply rooted in the same core principles and values as the LGBTQ+ rights movement: dignity, bodily autonomy, and the right to make personal healthcare decisions.

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Littleton, CO 80128

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VICTORY: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed the improved End-of-Life Options Act.

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