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Your Health Care. Your Choice.

Make a personal health care plan for quality care everyday!

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Honoring Choices provides free health care planning information and Massachusetts documents to make your personal health care plan.  Your plan is your road map to help your family and health care providers understand your care goals, values and choices, and to ensure you get good care everyday and all through your life. Our Community Partners help adults & families connect to quality, person-directed care in their community.


Our vision is simple: Everyone, Everyday, Every Community!

Everyone 18 years & older can make a personal health care plan, to get quality care Everyday that matches your care goals and choices, in Every Community of the Commonwealth.

Make Your Plan!

Download a free MA Health Care Proxy and Personal Directive (Living Will).

You can do-it-yourself. Everything you need is in the Getting Started Tool Kit.

"Health care is a basic human right. Honoring Choices enables our doctors & nurses to honor that right for every patient." - Chief Medical Officer, MD

Make Your Own Plan. Connect to Good Care.

Here's a simple structured approach to health care planning. Consumers and health care providers use the same language and tools for early and effective planning conversations.  Let's Get Started, which follows below, provides free information & tools kits.


"What’s right for you?"

Think about the care you want and talk with important people in your life.  What information do you need to make choices- explore here


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"What's in your plan?"

Write down your care choices using the 5 Massachusetts care planning documents. Start your plan with easy do-it-yourself tool kits

Doctor listening to patient

"How are you feeling today?"

Talk with your care providers about your goals & choices to get good care today and plan for future care. Use our handy discussion guides.

Need some help? Meet the Community Partners.

We partner with care providers & community groups across the Commonwealth. Our Partners use the Honoring Choices tools and are ready to help you make a plan and connect to care.


"Honoring Choices Partners & Ambassadors are breaking down the barriers to care community-by-community across the Commonwealth." - Health Aging Social Worker

Let's Get Started!

You can make your own plan and get help from the Community Partners to connect to care.  Care providers & community members can become a Health Care Planning Ambassador to help adults anywhere they live, work & gather!

Make Your Plan

Do-it-yourself tool kits to write down your choices:

Connect to Care

Get care that matches your goals, values & choices:

Be an Ambassador!

Help adults in your community make a plan:

  • Learn how to start a discussion
  • Who? Community members, volunteers & care providers
  • Meet our Ambassadors!

Honoring Choices News

"Honoring Choices envisions making a plan and getting good care as a civic good that it assuredly ought to be for all.”  -Edward Becker, Esq.

Let's Get Started!

Here's how it works:  Download the free do-it-yourself tool kit for you and your loved one, start a planning discussion or get help from the Community Partners, and become an Ambassador to help adults in your community.

Make Your Plan

Do-it-yourself tool kits to write down your choices:

Getting Started Tool Kit

Next Steps Tool Kit

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Connect to Care

Get care that matches your goals, values & choices:

Start a planning discussion: Use our handy guide

Get help from Community Partners in your area

Be an Ambassador!

Help adults in your community make a plan:

Start discussions with family, community members, patients

Anyone can be an Ambassador

Meet our Ambassadors

Everyone Needs a Plan

Get started with a Health Care Proxy & Personal Directive! It's as easy as 1-2-3.

Our Community Partners can help connect you to care in your community.

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