The David and Lura Lovell Foundation and Community Foundation for Southern Arizona have jointly awarded $3.6 million to 12 nonprofits in the Arizona End of Life Care Partnership that are cooperatively addressing end-of-life care issues in Tucson, Arizona.

Arizona End of Life Care Partnership Contact  · 520-485-4484
Helpline for Older Adults  · 520-790-7262

Our Mission

Most people find it difficult to talk about death. Our mission is to enhance the way we live by fundamentally changing the way we talk about death. Our community partners provide support, services, and education to help you talk about what’s important to you so that you can live well and end well.

“We need to change our culture to re-accept death as part of life.”

—C. Bree Johnston, M.D., MPH, FACP






Get comfortable talking about death

Most people don’t know how to have the conversation. 92% of people say talking to loved ones is important. 32% have actually done so.

Source: The Conversation Project


Get educated

Our partnership is a hub for valuable services and resources.

Education and Events

What's important to you?

Make your bucket list and decide what you want in your final days.


Take action

Whom would you trust to make decisions for you if you are unable to do so for yourself?

Write it down.




We want to fundamentally change the way we talk about death.


“Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
 with your one wild and precious life?”

 —Mary Oliver
The Summer Day


“Our ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death but a good life to the very end.”                —Atul Gawande


Get To Know Us....

We are a partnership of community organizations working together to impact these six important areas:

Community-Based Education

Free workshops

Trainer education

One-on-one sessions

Community Outreach

Spread the word about the Partnership

Community events

Expert speaker panels

Professional Education

Learning and development for all professionals involved with end-of-life care

Curriculum development

Partner Development

Move Partnership from individual to collective impact outcomes

Enhance understanding of mission, culture, and values of Partner organizations in the end-of-life journey

Support Partner organization workforce EOL planning

Create space for authentic and inclusive community engagement

Workplace Initiatives

Helping organizations educate their staff

Pilot projects

Policy & Advocacy

Advocating locally, regionally and nationally for change

Community organizing