Baystate Health Advances Language Access for the Health Care Proxy

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Baystate Health, an Honoring Choices MA Community Partner, we can now provide a free downloadable Honoring Choices MA Health Care Proxy translated into Swahili and Nepali. On behalf of Baystate Health, Tim Moriarty, MPA, CMI, CHI, Manager of Interpreter and Translation Services, offered to underwrite the cost of translation…

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Welcome Asian Women for Health as an Alliance Partner!

We are delighted to welcome Asian Women for Health as an Honoring Choices Alliance Partner. Asian Women for Health, AWFH, is a peer-led, community-based network dedicated to advancing Asian women’s health and wellness through education, advocacy, and support. AWFH envisions a world where Asian women are well-informed, have access to care that is culturally appropriate…

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Achieving Reciprocity, Advancing Health Equity Across New England

Q: If you are traveling in New Hampshire or Connecticut and suddenly require acute medical care- would your MA Health Care Proxy and MA MOLST form be honored? A: Unfortunately, due to different state laws and different forms, MA documents are not always honored across borders. The New England Healthy Living Collective (NE Collective), health…

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Important Update on the MOLST form and Verbal Consent

In April 2020 during the COVID-19 State of Emergency, Honoring Choices and our Partners requested the State waive the requirement for written consent on a MOLST, Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment form, as it was not possible for seriously ill and frail patients and their clinicians to have in-person planning conversations and sign a MOLST…

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Take the Massachusetts Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech is seeking digital health startups with solutions for unpaid family caregivers to compete in the Massachusetts The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech is seeking digital health startups with solutions for unpaid family caregivers to compete in the Massachusetts Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge. The Challenge is focused on finding…

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NEW: Rhode Island Care Planning Tool Kit

With the guidance of our Rhode Island (RI)Partners, we put together a simple health care planning tool kit for RI residents. Starting at 18 years old, adults can make their own health care decisions and write down their decisions in a health care plan. The RI Care Planning Tool Kit includes state specific care planning…

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Nursing Facilities Are Making Significant Progress Against COVID-19

Nursing facilities across Massachusetts have made significant strides in mitigating the spread of, and preventing deaths from, the COVID-19 virus. To date, over 135,000+ vaccine doses have been administered to nursing facility residents and staff in Massachusetts. Since April 2020 there has been a 98% reduction in daily infections and daily deaths for residents and…

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Consumers Driving the Agenda for Equitable Change

This has been a transformational year in addressing health inequities. Consumers, who are the heart of our work, have helped us gain a deeper understanding of racism, bias and the social barriers they face every day in staying healthy and accessing equitable quality care. We must listen carefully in order to move towards equitable solutions.…

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Spring Webinars are here Sign-up Today!

Spring is on the way and with it April 16, National Healthcare Decisions Day. We celebrate all season offering webinars and free multilingual tool kits. It’s more important than ever to make a plan. Schedule a webinar for your care providers to confidently engage adults in planning conversations, or co-host a webinar for consumers in…

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At-a-Glace Road Map to Plan for Lifelong Good Care

Introducing: HCM Health Care Planning Guide Create your own personal road map to get good care at every phase of health! Health care planning is an active process to ensure you can get good care everyday to stay well and plan for future care. The  new Health Care Planning Guide provides helpful information and resources…

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