Resources Overview

The resources below are organized to align with our 3 Step Health Care Planning Guide, a simple step-by-step process to make a plan and connect to care:

  • Explore: Consider information to make care choices;
  • Plan: Write down your choices using 5 MA planning documents;
  • Connect: Talk with your care providers to honor your choices.

All care providers and professionals are welcome to download and use the tools. "Tools for All Care Providers and Lay Professionals"  offer a quick guide to access information, tools and discussion guides.

Explore Information: Articles from MA Experts and Leaders

Explore Information: Articles from MA Experts and Leaders

Plan: 5 Massachusetts Care Planning Documents

Plan: 5 Massachusetts Care Planning Documents

Connect: “5 Things to Talk About” Discussion Guides

 

Consumers and care providers can have high-quality effective discussions to put their health care plan into action. Consumers (adults, family members, caregiver, health care agents, guardians) can use the discussion guides below to talk about current health options, and create goals and priorities to receive good care today and everyday. Doctors & Care Providers use the same discussion guides, just written from their perspective.

Start with the Everyday Care Discussion Guide and build on your discussions at every phase of health.

For Consumers:

Download and bring a guide to your next appointment.

For Doctors and Care Providers:

Give to your patients/clients ahead of their visit and have copies in your waiting areas.

Connect: “5 Things to Talk About” Discussion Guides

 

Consumers and care providers can have high-quality effective discussions to put their health care plan into action. Consumers (adults, family members, caregiver, health care agents, guardians) can use the discussion guides below to talk about current health options, and create goals and priorities to receive good care today and everyday. Doctors & Care Providers use the same discussion guides, just written from their perspective.

Start with the Everyday Care Discussion Guide and build on your discussions at every phase of health.

For Consumers:

Download and bring a guide to your next appointment.

For Doctors and Care Providers:

Give to your patients/clients ahead of their visit and have copies in your waiting areas.

Tools For All Care Providers and Lay Professionals

All care providers, nurses, social workers, physicians, community professionals, clergy and lay leaders can use the information to help adults in your community. You don't have to be a Partner to download the free information, tools and discussion guides. We welcome your suggestions for information, training and tools that would be useful for your group. If you'd like to join our growing Partner network, it's free and easy to do. We'll tailor a program for you and promote your work on our website.  Read more below.

 

Tools For All Care Providers and Lay Professionals

All care providers, nurses, social workers, physicians, community professionals, clergy and lay leaders can use the information to help adults in your community. You don't have to be a Partner to download the free information, tools and discussion guides. We welcome your suggestions for information, training and tools that would be useful for your group. If you'd like to join our growing Partner network, it's free and easy to do. We'll tailor a program for you and promote your work on our website.  Read more below.