Your Health Care. Your Choice.
It's more important than ever! Make a plan for better care over your lifetime.
Honoring Choices provides health care planning information and free Massachusetts planning documents to take charge of your health care decisions and make a personal health care plan. Starting at 18 years old, your plan is your road map to get better care not just when you are ill or at the end of life, but to stay healthy and live well all through your life.
To inform and empower adults to make a plan and access better care to stay healthy, manage illness as we age, and live well with serious illness.
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.
Quick Access to Planning
Here are our most popular tool and webinars. Click on the buttons below to download a MA Healthy Care Proxy document, do-it-yourself Getting Started Tool Kit, and learn more about free webinars, or scroll down to learn more.
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.
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 across the Commonwealth. The Partners offer many different kinds of care and services, but share one mission to ensure every adult can access needed care that aligns with an individual's goals, values and care choices. Partners use the Honoring Choices tool kits to help engage adults in planning discussions.
Meet the Community Partners and Alliance Partners
The Community Partners help consumers make a personal plan and connect adults to needed care in seven regions of the state. Click below to find help in your area.
The Alliance Partners support their health care providers, who help consumers locally throughout the Commonwealth. Click below to meet this dynamic group.
Join Us! Every health care, community group/professional is welcome to join the Honoring Choices Partner Network. Contact us here.
Transforming Health Care Planning. Improving Access to Care.
Honoring Choices is changing the way we think about health care planning to access everyday quality care and plan for future care. Our collaborative mission is to ensure every adult in the Commonwealth can direct their care choices to receive timely, equitable high quality care over their lifetime.
Health Care Planning Guide Road Map
Honoring Choices is working to standardize health care planning for routine, early and effective conversations. Our Health Care Planning Road Map helps you create your own a personal plan to talk with your health care providers for get good care at every phase of health. You can start at any point on the road map and revisit and update your plan. Learn more about:
Advancing Healthy Equity. Improving Systems.
The Honoring Choices Partners work together to remove barriers to care based on language, race, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, and age. The Partners are addressing the social determinants in their community that significantly 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. Learn more: