An Effective Set of Tools for Simple to Serious Illness Planning Conversations

Honoring Choices Massachusetts (HCM), Ariadne Labs and The Conversation Project are working together to help ensure adults and their health care teams can confidently engage in effective planning conversations from simple to serious illness. Our programs work together seamlessly to provide a continuum of planning tools and conversation guides that help adults make a personal…

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Commonwealth Care Alliance Partners with Honoring Choices

We are excited to welcome Commonwealth Care Alliance® (CCA) as an Honoring Choices Massachusetts Partner. CCA’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of people with significant needs by innovating, coordinating, and providing the highest-quality, individualized care. CCA’s unique model of uncommon care® delivers better health outcomes through seamless integration, a community focus, and…

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Help Protect Your ED!

An Urgent Joint Message from Your Emergency Room Doctors and Nurses The Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians (MACEP) and Massachusetts Emergency Nurses Association (MENA) We are overwhelmed. Your Emergency Departments are at a breaking point. Our Emergency Departments are at critical capacity and things will get worse. Waiting rooms are overflowing and hospital admission beds…

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Beth Israel Lahey Health Primary Care Partners with Honoring Choices MA

We are excited to welcome Beth Israel Lahey Health Primary Care (BILHPC) as an Honoring Choices Community Partner.  BILHPC is the first major primary care organization partnering with Honoring Choices to routinely engage their patients in early and high quality care planning conversations. BILHPC’s Senior Leadership Team and Primary Care Leadership Council have sponsored the…

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Palliative Care as a Standard in Serious Illness

We welcome the Southeast and Central Massachusetts Palliative Care Workgroups to the Honoring Choices Partner Network! The Workgroups are a subset of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Control Network. This multi-disciplined group of care providers focus on ways to embed palliative care as a standard practice in serious illness care for all – with…

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“I Have a Health Care Proxy”- Make Your Own Wallet Card.

Adults who have completed a MA Health Care Proxy can make a handy wallet card to use in case of a medical emergency. The wallet card helps emergency personnel quickly contact your Health Care Agent to advocate for the care you want. Bi-lingual wallet cards are available. EASY TO DO. Just follow the simple instructions…

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QUICK START! Everyone can start to make a plan!

Your concerns and care choices matter! Our new Quick Start program helps adults take control of their health care decisions and start to make their own health care plan. Your health care plan is your road map in working with your care providers to get you good care. Your plan protects your right to get…

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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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