Quick Start Your Plan. It's free and easy to do!

 Just download the Getting Started Tool Kit and watch the 5 minute video to learn how to complete a Health Care Proxy and Personal Directive(Living Will).  Click HERE

Your Health Care. Your Choice.

Make a personal plan for better care today and over your lifetime.

Health Care Planning is for Everyone

Take Control of Your Health Care

Every adult, starting at 18 years old, can make a personal care plan to get the kind of care you want today and over your lifetime.

Honoring Choices Massachusetts (HCM) is a consumer-focused and community based non-profit organization. We inform and empower adults to take control of their health care decisions and write down their goals and care choices in a personal health care plan. Your plan is your roadmap to get quality care today and as your health needs change. We partner with thousands of health care  and community providers across the Commonwealth who use the Honoring Choices programs and tools to engage adults in planning discussions and connect them to good care in their community.

Make Your Own Plan

Our signature Who’s Your Agent?® Program makes it easy to start to make your own personal plan with free tool kits and multilingual planning documents.

Get Help: Meet our Amazing Partner Network

The Honoring Choices Community Partners, can help adults make a plan, and connect adults to needed care and services in their community.  

Transform Care Planning. Advance Health Equity.

Consumers and care providers are working together to transform the way we think about planning to improve everyday wellness and ensure an person's care choices are known and honored over their lifetime.  Together are taking action to address health inequities, and inform and guide strategies to  increase access to timely, equitable, high quality care.

Make Your Own Plan

Every adult can make their own care plan.  Honoring Choices MA (HCM) provides a simple structured approach to health care planning used by both consumers and health care providers for effective conversations that help providers match care to your personal care goals and choices.

Our Health Care Planning Process is not just about planning for future care, but getting good care today and all through your lifetime.  It's both: 

  • Everyday Care Planning: to talk with your health care providers about your goals to stay healthy and improve well-being; and,
  • Advance Care Planning:  to write down your  care choices in MA documents which communicate your choices if you are not able to yourself.

Our signature Who’s Your Agent?® Program provides a trusted source of Massachusetts health care planning information and two easy to use tool kits:

  • Getting Started Tool Kit, to start simple conversations to make your plan by completing a Health Care Proxy and Personal Directive; and,
  • Next Steps Tool Kit, to build on your plan with discussion guides for chronic and serious illness conversations, and update/add planning documents.  

Who's Your Agent? Program

The Getting Started Tool Kit. Its as easy as 1-2-3!

START HERE.  The Getting Started Tool Kit  is an easy to use step-by-step guide to making your own personal plan. it includes a MA Health Care Proxy and Personal Directive (English) or use  multi-lingual planning documents.

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Choose a trusted person to be your Health Care Agent (Agent).  Appoint your Agent in a legal document called a Health Care Proxy.


Signing Personal Directive

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.

Talking to a doctor.

Use our handy discussion guide to talk about your care goals and treatment choices to stay healthy and live well over your lifetime.

Get Help: Meet the Honoring Choices Partners

Our Partners help adults make a plan and connect to care in their community.

 The Honoring Choices MA (HCM) Partners Network is a collaborative team of hundreds of health care providers, local community organizations, and state and membership organizations, who use the Honoring Choices programs and tools-

  • The Community Partners, Alliance Partners and New England Partners below are care providers and community professionals helping to standardize health care planning and engage adults in planning conversations.
  • The Consumer Health Equity Advisory Group below elevates the voice of adults, families, caregivers and advocates to improve our systems and guide program and policy change. 

Want to become a Partner?  Everyone is welcome to work on our shared mission. We support and promote your group's mission and provide our signature Who's Your Agent? Program, tool kits and training for care providers and consumer groups. It's no cost. Contact us here.


Consumers: Find a Partner in one of our seven MA regions to help you make a plan and connect to needed care.


Statewide & national groups support care providers & consumers, and work on joint projects for systems change.


Consumer Health Equity Advisory Group, brings together consumers & advocates to drive the agenda for meaningful change. Come  join us!


New England Healthy Living Collective, are health and aging leaders in 6 states working to improve integrated cross- state care and honoring care choices. 

Transform Health Care Planning. Advance Healthy Equity.

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Honoring Choices Massachusetts (HCM) is changing the way we engage in health care planning to get good care TODAY and everyday over your lifetime.

Guided by diverse consumer voices and the collective expertise of the HCM Partners, we are taking action to transform the planning process to improve health outcomes, address policies and programs to advance health equity, and build more responsive care delivery systems.  Here's are some of our  exciting initiatives-

  • Health Care Planning Roadmap: A Guide to Planning at Every Phase of Health
    • A trusted source of curated information based on MA law, which includes free downloadable tools and links to useful resources.
  • Consumer Health Equity Advisory Group
    • Elevating the consumer voice to help set the agenda for meaningful change.  Everyone is welcome!
  • Ensuring Protections & Improving Care for Seriously Ill Adults
    • Serious Illness MOLST-POLST Challenge. See Timeline and the latest progress.
    • Guardianship - Serious Illness MOLST-POLST Advisory Group.

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