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
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. The Partners use the Honoring Choices Who's Your Agent? program and toolkits to help standardize health care planning across the Commonwealth. Many of the Partner's care professionals are certified as HCM Health Care Planning Ambassadors. Ambassadors confidently engage adults in early and effective planning conversations to make a plan, and help adults in their community access needed care.
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. Our Who's Your Agent Program helps adults start early goals of care planning discussions with care providers to receive quality care aligned with their goals and care choices. Planning offers adults and their care providers a roadmap to promote wellness, manage chronic illness as we age, and live well with serious illness.
The Honoring Choices Partners work together to advance health equity and 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.
Guided by the voices of adults and families in our Consumer Health Equity Advisory Group, and the shared expertise of our Partner Network, we are working to change our systems and forge new pathways for timely, equitable, person-directed care. Learn more by clicking on the buttons below.