Faced with a terminal diagnosis, Illinois residents deserve the full range of options for care at the end of life, including medical aid in dying.  Medical aid in dying allows terminally ill adults to get a prescription they can take to end their life peacefully.

Join Compassion & Choices advocates and experts for the following virtual events in Illinois:

Midwest Townhall: Navigating End-of-Life Care in the New Normal with Kim Callinan 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 4:30–5:30 p.m. CT

In June 2020, Compassion & Choices President and CEO Kim Callinan joined Midwest volunteers for an update on how Compassion & Choices responded in the early days of COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of the pandemic on our work. Much has changed in the nearly two years since that first townhall, and Compassion & Choices remains committed to ensuring Midwesterners are able to access the end-of-life care they want.

Join Kim on May 31, 2022, for an update on our work in the Midwest to expand and protect end-of-life care options and navigating end-of-life care and planning as we look forward to endemic COVID-19. 

Midwest Train the Advocate Workshop (2 Half-Days)
Thursday, July 14, and Friday, July 15, 2022 9:00–1:00 p.m. CT

You're invited to a free Train the Advocate workshop hosted by Compassion & Choices. We will be holding the workshop in two half-day sessions on Thursday, July 14, and Friday, July 15, from 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. each day. If you are interested in speaking publicly about end-of-life options, including medical aid in dying, we hope you'll join us. Midwest supporters ONLY please. Attendance at both days is required.

There are nine active volunteer action teams throughout the state working to educate and build support for medical aid in dying among legislators and the public. Compassion & Choices is part of the Illinois End-of-Life Options Coalition alongside Final Options Illinois and the ACLU of Illinois. Learn more by clicking here.

Do you know your Illinois lawmakers' positions on medical aid in dying? Email them today and find out whether they support this compassionate end-of-life care option.

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Tools and Resources


simple blue medical cross graphic.For Patients Access the Illinois Advance Directive  



tools for end of life planning and decision making.End-of-Life Planning Use our step-by-step guide to chart your journey.  



advance care planning and resources in Spanish, espanol.Los recursos en Español Los recursos en Español.  



answers to questions about COVID-19, including treatment and end of life.COVID-19 Toolkit Get answers to your questions about COVID-19 and end of life care.  



tools for end of life planning and decision making.Resources for Providers Find resources tailored to the needs of healthcare providers.