Compassion & Choices has more than 33,000 supporters in Florida and over 150 volunteers working to improve care and expand options for the end of life. Our volunteers are diligently working to educate the public about end-of-life care and choice, and build grassroots support for patient rights.
This includes planning a multi-city tour throughout Florida during the week of February 17 with Compassion & Choices leadership to raise awareness about our Truth in Treatment initiative and end-of-life choice. The February tour will jump start education efforts and workshops that will occur throughout the year. In addition, the local Florida action teams are growing support among physicians, conducting faith outreach to religious leaders including Reform Jews, Humanists and Unitarian Universalists, and building bridges with the LGBTQ community.
Our volunteers are organized into six action teams in Florida working in and near Sarasota, Ocala, Clearwater, Palm Beach, Miami and Englewood. Action Teams are a critical part of Compassion & Choices. They bring together and train other volunteers in their area to coordinate outreach efforts to local officials and educate communities and health professionals. If you’re interested in starting an action team in your town or city, please sign up today.