Your Health Care. Your Choice.
It's more important than ever! Make a plan for better care over your lifetime.
We are a consumer focused organization working in partnership with health care and community providers, to inform and empower adults to make a health care plan for the best possible care over their lifetime.
Make Your Own Plan
Starting at 18 years old, you can create your own Health Care Planning Road Map to stay healthy, manage chronic illness as we age, and live well with serious illness. We provide up-to-date planning information, simple tool kits, and multi-lingual MA Health Care Proxy and Personal Directive (Living Will), and more.
Meet our Amazing Partner Network
We've partnered with hundreds of health care organizations and community groups across the Commonwealth. The Honoring Choices Community Partners help adults make a personal plan using our programs and tool kits, and can connect adults to needed care and services in their community.
Transform Health Care. Advance Health Equity
Guided by the diverse voices of adults & families in our Consumer Health Equity Advisory Group and with the deep expertise of the Honoring Choices Partners, we are working collaboratively to improve our broken systems and forge new pathways for timely, equitable, person-directed care. Everyone is welcome!
Make Your Own Plan
Honoring Choices provides a simple structured approach to health care planning. Our signature Who’s Your Agent?® Program is a step-by-step process to make your own plan that includes two easy to use tool kits. Adults can use the do-it -yourself Getting Started Tool Kit, to start to make their plan, and Next Steps Tool Kit, to build on their plan as health needs change over their lifetime. Consumers and health care providers use the same tool kits for a shared understand of an individual's goals, values and care choices in order to provide better care. Download the tool kits with planning documents below or use individual planning documents in multiple languages.
Who's Your Agent? The Getting Started Tool Kit is an easy as 1-2-3!
Choose a trusted person to be your Health Care Agent (Agent). Appoint your Agent in a legal document called a Health Care Proxy.
Write down your instructions for the care you want and do not want, what you value most, and any personal messages in a document called a Personal Directive or Living Will.
Use our handy discussion guide to talk about your care goals and treatment choices to stay healthy and live well over your lifetime.
Meet the Partners. Get Better Care in Your Community
Our Partners help you make a plan and connect to local care
The Honoring Choices Partners Network is a collaborative team of hundreds of health care providers, local community organizations, and state and membership organizations. The Partners use the Honoring Choices programs and tools to help standardize health care planning across the Commonwealth. They confidently engage adults in early and effective planning conversations and help adults in their community access needed care.
The Partners offer many different kinds of care and services but share one mission:
- Community Partners help adults make a personal plan and get connected to needed care in seven regions of the state.
- Alliance Partners support their health care providers and staff, who in turn help consumers locally.
- New England Partners brings together six states to ensure good care for every adult who lives and travels across New England.
Want to become a Partner? Every health care, community group/professional is welcome to join the diverse Partner Network. We support and promote your mission and offer unique training and tools for care providers and staff. It's no cost. Contact us here.
Transform Health Care. Advance Healthy Equity
Honoring Choices is changing the way we think about health care planning ensure every adult in the Commonwealth can direct their care choices to receive timely, equitable high quality care over their lifetime. The Honoring Choices Partners work together to remove barriers to care based on language, race, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, and age. The Partners are actively addressing social determinants in their community that negatively impact health, such as a lack of transportation to care appointments, reliable food supply, affordable medicine, adequate stable housing, and chronic stress and social isolation. Guided by the voices of adults and families and the shared expertise of our Partner Network, we are working to change our broken systems and forge new pathways for timely, equitable, person-directed care.