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 healthcare facility supportive of patient choice. 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.
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One year after the implementation of the End-of-Life Options Act, which authorizes medical aid in dying for terminally ill adults, data and personal stories compiled by Compassion & Choices show the law is working as intended. The law gives mentally capable, terminally ill adults with six months or fewer to live the option to request […]Read More
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