The Compassion & Choices Volunteer Network is working to grow Idaho’s volunteer infrastructure to educate the public, empower healthcare consumers and advocate for expanded options at the end of life. Currently, Compassion & Choices has over 2,000 supporters in Idaho. We need volunteers and action teams to help advance the end-of-life choice movement in your state — sign up today!
As a volunteer with Compassion & Choices, you’ll join thousands of dedicated supporters who want to transform the woefully inadequate medical systems in this country and give people the options they want and deserve to chart their own end-of-life journey. Compassion & Choices is dedicated to improving care and expanding options for the end of life. Volunteers work diligently to build grassroots support for end-of-life autonomy.
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. Idaho was one of 40 states in which Compassion & Choices provided policy and technical assistance to state officials or their offices in 2017-2018. If you’re interested in starting an action team in your area, please click here.
In 2018, Compassion & Choices and Legal Voice filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of four Idaho women. The lawsuit, Almerico et al. v. State of Idaho et al, challenges the constitutionality of an Idaho statute that invalidates a person’s advance directive for end-of-life care if they are pregnant. Read more here.