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Jun 05, 2020, 12:32 ET Compassion & Choices Makes History: Collaborates With 'Ventanillas de Salud' During COVID-19 Crisis to Educate Immigrant Families About End-of-Life Care Options

Compassion & Choices today announced a historic collaboration with the Ventanillas de Salud (Windows of Health) network to launch a bilingual...


Jun 05, 2020, 12:27 ET Compassion & Choices Hace Historia: Colabora con Ventanillas de Salud durante CRISIS del COVID-19 para Educar a Familias Inmigrantes sobre Opciones de Cuidados de Fin De Vida

Compassion & Choices anunció hoy una colaboración histórica con Ventanillas de Salud, al lanzar una campaña educativa bilingüe during la crisis del...


Jun 05, 2020, 12:25 ET Compassion & Choices Makes History: Collaborates With 'Ventanillas de Salud' During COVID-19 Crisis to Educate Immigrant Families About End-of-Life Care Options

Compassion & Choices today announced a historic collaboration with the Ventanillas de Salud (Windows of Health) network to launch a bilingual...


Apr 30, 2020, 10:48 ET Federal Gov't Urged to Reverse New Waiver that Could Result in Increased Rationing of Care

Compassion & Choices has sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Alex Azar urging him to rescind a new, but little-known waiver of ...


Mar 02, 2020, 16:49 ET The Arc New York - One of the Leaders in Supporting New Yorkers with Disabilities - Supports Medical Aid in Dying

The Arc New York, one of the leading organizations serving New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, supports medical aid in dying, reports...


Feb 12, 2020, 16:55 ET Religious Leaders Say How Faith Informs Their Support for Maryland End of Life Option Act

Various religious leaders who support Maryland's medical aid-in-dying bill spoke passionately at a Compassion & Choices news conference today about...


Feb 12, 2020, 16:55 ET Compassion & Choices Releases Compelling New Video: Story of Fay Hoh Yin and Her Daughter, Monona Yin

Compassion & Choices today released a powerful new video featuring Fay Hoh Yin, an 87-year-old Brooklyn resident, battling incurable T-cell lymphoma, ...


Oct 29, 2019, 13:43 ET Five Years after Brittany Maynard's Death, Her Advocacy for Medical Aid in Dying Lives On

To mark the 5th anniversary of its historic partnership with terminally ill Californian Brittany Maynard, Compassion & Choices has produced a new...


Aug 15, 2019, 17:43 ET Advocacy Group Vows to Overturn NJ Ruling Temporarily Suspending Aid-in-Dying Law

Compassion & Choices is vowing to overturn a New Jersey judge's ruling temporarily suspending the implementation of the state's new medical...


Aug 02, 2019, 16:24 ET Compassion & Choices Praises D.C. Health's Progress in Implementing Medical Aid-in-Dying Act

Compassion & Choices today praised D.C. Health for releasing two years of reports today showing it is making progress in implementing the D.C. Death...


Aug 01, 2019, 14:47 ET Group Releases Education Video, Online Tools about NJ Medical Aid-in-Dying Law That Takes Effect Today

Compassion & Choices released a new video today to educate New Jerseyans about the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act that takes effect...


Jul 26, 2019, 18:53 ET World Series of Poker Player Uses Calif. Medical Aid-in-Dying Law to End His Suffering from Rare Cancer

Kevin "Racks" Roster, Jr., a terminally ill, 36-year-old native New Yorker, who moved from his longtime home in New Jersey to California, so he could ...


Jan 28, 2019, 13:08 ET NY Doctors Support Medical Aid in Dying 56-26 Percent; Support NY Medical Aid in Dying Bill 67-20 Percent

Kicking off the 2019 campaign to pass the bipartisan New York Medical Aid in Dying Act in 2019, Compassion & Choices today released the first valid...


Jan 09, 2019, 10:30 ET Group Releases 3rd Video for Digital Ad Campaign to Pass NJ Aid-in-Dying Bill Soon

Compassion & Choices today released its third video in a digital video ad campaign featuring passionate advocates of New Jersey's Aid in Dying for...


Jan 08, 2019, 09:14 ET Former Nurse and Physician Assistant Authors Book on Taboo Topic: How to Live Your Values and Die Peacefully

An ER and ICU nurse and physician assistant for 25 years, Barbara Coombs Lee has written a critically acclaimed, groundbreaking book about the taboo...


Dec 20, 2018, 12:01 ET Election Analysis Shows Medical Aid in Dying Is Politically Safe Issue to Run On, Reports Compassion & Choices

Contrary to conventional political wisdom, it is politically safe to sponsor legislation to authorize medical aid in dying as an end-of-life care...


Nov 27, 2018, 14:10 ET End-of-Life Care Group Praises Report by NJ Gov. Advisory Council on End-of-Life Care

Compassion & Choices today praised a new report by the New Jersey Governor's Advisory Council on End-of-Life Care, noting that the Aid in Dying for...


Nov 13, 2018, 14:29 ET Group Releases 2nd Video for Digital Ad Campaign to Pass NJ Aid-in-Dying Bill by Year's End

Compassion & Choices today released its second video in a digital video ad campaign featuring passionate advocates of New Jersey's Aid in Dying for...


Nov 01, 2018, 13:38 ET Day of the Dead Ceremony Honors Dead Advocates for Medical Aid in Dying Act

To recognize the Latino celebration of Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos), Compassion & Choices today honored the memory of deceased advocates of...


Oct 18, 2018, 14:32 ET End-of-Life Care Group Reaches Key Benchmarks in Helping Health Care Providers, Communities Statewide Prepare for Medical Aid-in-Dying Law

Compassion & Choices Hawai'i today announced that its public education campaign about the Our Care, Our Choice Act has met several key benchmarks in...


Oct 10, 2018, 16:50 ET NYS American Academy of Family Physicians Helps Persuade American Academy of Family Physicians to Adopt New Position on Medical Aid in Dying

The New York State Academy of Family Physicians helped persuade the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) late Tuesday to adopt a new position ...


Oct 09, 2018, 18:44 ET American Academy of Family Physicians Adopts New Position of "Engaged Neutrality" on Medical Aid in Dying

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), broke ranks with the American Medical Association (AMA) today, by adopting a new position of...


Oct 01, 2018, 14:16 ET Group to Launch Digital Video Ad Campaign to Pass NJ Aid-in-Dying Bill By Year's End

Compassion & Choices today announced the launch of a sustained digital video ad campaign featuring terminally ill advocates and their loved ones...


Jun 22, 2018, 10:40 ET Senate Appropriations Committee Praised by Compassion & Choices for Leaving D.C. Death with Dignity Act Intact

Compassion & Choices praised the Senate Appropriations Committee for approving a government funding bill on Thursday afternoon without a policy rider ...


Jun 15, 2018, 09:53 ET Calif. Appeals Court Suspends Lower Court Ruling, Reinstates End of Life Option Act

A California appeals court today granted emergency motions by the two terminally ill adults and a physician represented by Compassion & Choices for...