Our Mission: To educate and raise awareness within San Diego County about end-of-life issues and to provide resources to help people make informed choices.

Next Virtual Meeting April 3, 2024


Guest Speaker:

Dr. Bob & Elizabeth Uslander


Dignity Through Every Chapter

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San Diego County Coalition for Improving Palliative and End-of-Life Care (SDCCEOLC)

This Coalition, founded in 2000, was formed in response to the Bill Moyers’ PBS Series “On Our Own Terms” with the goal of improving awareness of end-of-life issues within the community. Our membership is diverse and is comprised of concerned citizens who have experienced or been affected by end-of-life issues as well as a variety of healthcare professionals, social workers, educators, attorneys, faith community leaders, funeral directors, consumer advocates, and others.

As part of the national movement to re-evaluate how we care for critically and terminally ill patients and their loved ones, we seek to break the silence which surrounds this subject and to bring openness, education, and awareness. We seek a change that will allow us to see the dying process as a normal part of the living process. To this end we are partnering with community organizations, faith communities, and professionals in order to bring an increased awareness and an opportunity for dialogue, discussion, and education on these important issues.

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More Resources About Conversations On End-Of-Life Care

For More Information: click here . and send an e-mail to the San Diego County Coalition. One of our members will return your request as soon as possible. Or write us at San Diego County Coalition for Improving End-of-Life Care, P.O. Box 23674, San Diego, CA 92193.

Board Members:
Ben Janzen, Chair
Veva Arroyo, Secretary
Susana Concha-Garcia, Treasurer