Compassion & Choices is the nation’s oldest, largest and most active nonprofit working to improve care and expand options for the end of life.
Wolf Breiman, whose cancer prompted him to publicly support legislation to give terminally ill Californians the option of medical aid in dying, died peacefully from pneumonia on December 31. He passed away in his home, while surrounded by his wife, Debbie Diamond, family and friends. He was 89. “He was such a trooper who never […]Read More
(Washington, D.C. – Jan. 19, 2018) Compassion & Choices today warned that the new “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division” in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights threatens patients’ legal rights to access all end-of life care options. The HHS “conscience protections” are designed to help healthcare providers “file […]Read More
After many years of holding two titles at Compassion & Choices — president and chief executive officer — and guiding the organization through tremendous success and growth, Barbara Coombs Lee will hand off one of those roles and establish a new leadership model for C&C. The board of directors has appointed Kim Callinan, chief program […]Read More