LIVE WEBINAR: Palliative Care: Aligning the Team Around the Patient

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, Honoring Choices is co-sponsoring a unique workshop for all clinicians and care providers along with Honoring Choices Partners the Massachusetts Medical Society, American Cancer Society, Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of MA and Lahey Health. Many physicians and clinical care teams have not received formal training in palliative medicine yet…

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Take the Portal Challenge- 1 Minute Survey

As many good ideas do, it began, with a simple question at a recent membership meeting of the MA Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors (MA Coalition). The MA Coalition’s members, quality and safety professionals from health care, community organizations and state agencies, were having a thoughtful exchange with Ellen DiPaola, President, Honoring Choices…

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Let’s Get Ready: April Health Care Decisions Month

Our 4th Annual April National Health Care Decisions Month celebration is underway. The Honoring Choices Partners & Friends will shortly receive a “April Celebration Packet” of fun event ideas,  MA planning documents and flyers to plan your own activities & events. Our popular “April Calendar of Events” will be posted on the Honoring Choices website by March 15…

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2017 YEAR-IN-REVIEW: Thank you Honoring Choices Partners & Friends!

What a year!  Our wholehearted thanks to the thousands of Honoring Choices Partners and Friends using our proven programs and planning tools to help adults in their community. Your collaborative work is making a significant impact to improve health outcomes and person-directed care for all adults in the Commonwealth. Honoring Choices Massachusetts (HCM) is a…

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Worcester Elder Affairs/Senior Center Helps Launch MY VOICE, MY CHOICE

We were delighted to collaborate with Amy Waters, Executive Director, Worcester Elder Affairs/Senior Center, an Honoring Choices Community Partner, to bring you the diverse voices of Massachusetts adults sharing their personal stories as they navigate their own health care planning journeys. Last August, the Worcester Senior Center’s Multi-Cultural Committee invited adults in their community to…

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Fallon Health “Pays it Forward” to Sponsor a Translated Document

Fallon Heath, an Honoring Choices Community Partner, has awarded Honoring Choices a generous contribution from their “Pay It Forward” Program. The funds will directly support our newly launched “Everyone, Everyday”campaign, to ensure all adults 18 years old and older, can access health care planning information within their own language, culture and ability. Fallon Health is…

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Cake Partners with Honoring Choices

We are delighted to partner with Cake (joincake.com) to bring online health care planning and end-of-life care planning to the Honoring Choices’ Partner network. Cake makes it easy to create your Honoring Choices Health Care Proxy and Personal Directive  documents and end of life care preferences on-line, then store and share with loved ones and other…

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UMass Memorial Health Care partners with Honoring Choices Massachusetts

We are thrilled to welcome UMass Memorial Health Care to the statewide Honoring Choices Community Partner Network.  UMass Memorial Health Care is the largest health care system in Central Massachusetts and includes 4 hospitals: UMass Memorial Medical Center (Worcester); HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital (Clinton, Burbank and Leominster), and Marlborough Hospital.  UMass Memorial Health Care is the clinical partner of UMass…

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NEW Ambassador Program: Powerful peer-to-peer discussions to improve healthy living

Together with our Community Partners, we are delighted to start our 4th year by launching the new Honoring Choices MA Ambassador Program. The Ambassador Program taps into the power of community volunteers to offer peer-to-peer health care planning information to adults & families anywhere they live, work and gather. Ambassadors are volunteers of all ages…

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Community Partners Join Forces to Launch the First Ambassador Program

“I think people don’t realize that doing a simple Health Care Proxy and Personal Directive can take the burden off your family in knowing how to care for you,” says Brenda Coss, an  Honoring Choices Ambassador.   When a medical crisis happens, the decisions are already made and in your documents. All your family has to do…

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