Prepare for National Healthcare Decisions Day with My Living Voice

Valentines Day is behind us, tax preparation is in full swing and it is time to start planning for National  Healthcare Decision Day (week) starting on April 16th

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. NHDD is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. The theme for 2017 is "It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late."

At Vital Decisions we celebrate the day by having people on the team either complete or update their advance directives using My Living Voice, ask them to pass along the opportunity to use the site to a friend and then we have a pot luck meal and talk about our wishes. For a staff of clinicians who spend all day talking to others about their wishes it is nurturing to be able to talk about their own as well.

This year we would like to extend our self-help efforts to all of you. If you would like to use My Living Voice with your staff or family we would be happy to provide you with a Living Voice NHDD starter kit for free. The kit includes:

  • Unique Landing Page. We will create a unique landing page and URL for your organization that you can brand and message. We will open the link a few days before the 16th and keep it open for a week beyond.
  • PDF Intro Material that you can e-mail or hand out to your team explaining NHDD and how to create an Advance Directive.
  • Family Participation we will extend an invitation for family members, like parents or siblings, to use My Living Voice as well.
  • Reporting. We will provide you with feedback on how many of your colleagues used the service.

If you are interested please drop me an e-mail at and we will contact you about how to get started.