Compassion & Choices [] is a 501 (c)(3) organization striving to expand options and empower individuals to chart their own end-of-life journey. C&C works nationwide in communities, state legislatures, Congress, courts and medical settings to educate and empower the public and to advocate for improved medical practice that puts patients and their values, treatment plans and quality of life first. We advocate for expanded options, including medical-aid-in-dying, and against efforts to restrict access to them.

Our Central Iowa Action Team meets the first Thursday each month at 1pm. As of April 2020 we are meeting virtually via Zoom. Prior to that, we met monthly at the Northwest Community Center, 5110 Franklin Ave., Des Moines, and we hope to eventually resume meeting there.

See our public Facebook page at:

For more information contact: Steve or Karen Herwig at