In December 2016, the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act went into effect and we immediately launched our bilingual access campaign. As part of our bilingual access campaign, we’ve launched a simple Find Care tool for Colorado, to allow Coloradans to easily find a participating doctor. This is the latest effort in our campaign to inform and empower terminally ill adults to get the care and the end-of-life experience that they want.
If you’re a terminally ill Coloradan who would like to access the law, use our new Find Care tool to locate a health care team that will honor your end-of-life values.
In 2016, Compassion & Choices and the Compassion & Choices Action Network made the strategic decision to support a ballot initiative in Colorado. Compassion & Choices lent its policy know-how and deep understanding of aid-in-dying laws to work with petitioners to draft the proposed statute, while the Compassion & Choices Action Network provided important financial resources to foster an effective on-the-ground advocacy effort.
Bolstered by funds provided by Compassion & Choices Action Network – Colorado (CCAN-CO), the Yes on Colorado End-of-Life Options committee organized the citizen-led campaign for Proposition 106 after two narrowly failed attempts by the Colorado Legislature to pass the measure, in spite of multiple public polls showing overwhelming support.
We are expanding our bilingual Colorado Access Campaign to include public education — and you can be an important part of it. As we gear up for this phase of the campaign, Compassion & Choices invites Coloradans to join one of our Action Teams across the state. If you’re not familiar, Action Teams are groups of […]Read More
(Denver – April 11, 2017) Compassion & Choices has launched a new Colorado “Find Care” tool to empower residents to find and choose health systems and medical teams in their area that support patient choice under the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act. This tool will help people wisely choose health care facilities, hospice and medical teams […]Read More
DENVER, CO (Feb. 21, 2017) — Coloradans today met with their state legislators to emphasize the importance of protecting the End-of-Life Options Act, reminding them that voters passed the new law by an overwhelming 30-point margin (65% vs. 35%) in November. The End-of-Life Options Act allows mentally capable adults in Colorado who are in the […]Read More