Black History Month: End-of-Life Care Advocates

Throughout the month of February, we're featuring stories from Black advocates working to promote the importance of end-of-life care planning.

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End-of-Life Options Act Gains Momentum With Passing Vote From House Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee
March 8, 2024

Terminally ill Minnesotans are one step closer to the end-of-life care option of medical aid in dying after the House Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee voted to pass the End-of-Life Options Act Thursday. The proposed legislation now moves to the House Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee for their consideration, likely next week. The vote came…

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Black History Month Staff Spotlight: Osha Towers
February 10, 2023

This Black History Month, Compassion & Choices is celebrating Black leaders within our organization who bring their unique and invaluable perspectives to the end-of-life options movement. Our staff and supporters make progress possible. Compassion & Choices’ Community Engagement team works within communities to advance our mission of improving care and expanding options at the end…

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Opinion: Why don’t more people of color receive end-of-life care?
September 28, 2022

People from historically underserved communities don’t just rarely utilize medical aid in dying; they also are less likely to utilize hospice and other palliative care options.  Since New Jersey’s “Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act” took effect three years ago, not one Black, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, or Native American state resident has…

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