National Healthcare Decision Day

We thought you might be interested in the upcoming National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) April 16. Never heard of it?

It exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and healthcare providers about the importance of advance care planning. The pandemic has more and more people willing and eager to have the conversations and document their advance healthcare directives.

There are three new resources that make NHDD 2021 a BIG DEAL: 1.  The Conversation Project issued brand new Conversation Guides in late January 2021 and they are even better than their original guides. https://theconversationproject.org/tcp-blog/introducing-new-guides

2.  Eol.community was unveiled in late 2020 by Michael Hebb et al, and is an entire platform of end-of-life planning tools and resources accessible to all.  https://collective.round.glass/End-of-Life/about

3. Mideohealth, (short for My Informed Decision on Video), is a video advance care planning solution that stays with you because it is stored on your phone. Check it out at https://mideocard.com/.

Would you like to start a conversation but are not sure how? Do you know someone who needs a little help? Healthy Peninsula and our Choices that Matter team of community advocates are committed to getting the word out about Advance Healthcare Directives because we know, firsthand, that discussing and preparing your end-of-life wishes are essential to a comfortable death and a tremendous act of love for those you will leave behind. Contact us at info@healthypeninsula.org or call us at 207-374-3257.