Getting Started Tool Kit

Getting Started Tool Kit

You can make your own health care plan. It’s as easy as 1-2-3! 

1-Choose a Proxy. 2-Write your choices in a personal directive. 3-Talk with care providers about your choices.

The tool kit has everything your need to start to make a plan. You can choose a Health Care Agent, tell your Agent and family your choices for care, and start a planning discussion with your care providers to align the best possible care to your goals, values and choices. The tool kit provides step-by-step instructions and a checklist to put your plan into action!


The Getting Started Tool Kit includes:


Step 1. Choose a Health Care Agent in a Health Care Proxy

• Choosing a Health Care Agent- What does an Agent do?

• Things to Know about a Health Care Proxy

• Health Care Proxy Instructions and Document

Not sure who to choose as your Agent yet?  No problem. Just start with a Personal Directive.


Step 2: Write down your choices in a Personal Directive

• Things to Know About a Personal Directive

• Personal Directive Information & Document


Step 3: Talk With Your Doctors & Care Providers

•  5 Things To Talk About With Your Care Provider, a handy discussion guide


  Download and print the entire tool kit.


Download and print the Getting Started Tool Kit