Webinars for Health Care Providers

Enhance your care team's knowledge and communication skills.

We offer the Honoring Choices MA Partners two popular webinars aligned with our signature "Who's Your Agent?” Program's structured approach to health care planning. Support staff and colleagues to confidently engage adults planning conversations, from simple to serious illness, to provide timely care over an adult’s lifetime.

The webinars are for Massachusetts care providers and professionals serving Massachusetts residents ONLY. The approach and materials are based on Massachusetts law. Choose one or both webinars below. To become a partner or schedule a webinar, contact Ellen, edipaola@honoringchoicesmass.com

Webinar 1: Become a Health Care Planning Ambassador.


Educate your staff and colleagues as certified Health Care Planning Ambassadors to confidently  and routinely start a planning conversation to help adults make a care plan. Come join the 2500 certified Ambassadors who use the Getting Started Tool Kit  and Next Steps Tool Kit to engage adults in powerful planning conversations to complete a MA Heath Care Proxy and Personal Directive (Living Will), and build on their personal plan to get better care to live well with chronic and serious illness. Ambassadors gain strategies to start simple conversations, understand the 5 MA documents to revise and update a plan, and access resources to help connect adults to better care in their community.

Participants receive a HCM Health Care Planning Ambassador Certificate. Ambassadors receive our monthly e-newsletter with updated tools and the latest information.

Who: HCM Partners and any community group can schedule a 45-60 minute zoom webinar.

IMPORTANT: The Ambassador Training and the Honoring Choices MA tools are intended for Massachusetts care providers and professionals ONLY.  The care planning documents are based on Massachusetts law are only valid for  Massachusetts residents. The group or on-line training below is NOT suitable for non-Massachusetts providers. A certificate will not be offered.

Cost: No cost. Honorariums are gratefully accepted.

How to Access an Ambassador Training:

  • For your Group- You gather your group and suggest a date. We'll provide sample flyers to promote your event, and co-host the webinar using the HCM slide deck.  It's an interactive session with ample room for comments and questions. First come, first serve. Contact Ellen, edipaola@honoringchoicesmass.com
  • For an Individual Care Professionals- If you are a Massachusetts health care provider serving Massachusetts residents, you can take the Ambassador training through the The Network for Professional Education at BU School of Social Work's Network for Professional Education(BUSSW), and Honoring Choices Alliance Partner. It's a 30 minute recorded webinar. When you complete the webinar, contact Ellen, edipaola@honoringchoicesmass.com sending your name and organization, and we'll send you your certificate and tools. The certificate is ONLY available for Massachusetts care providers and professionals. CLICK HERE to access the free Health Care Planning Ambassador webinar.

Webinar Includes:

  • HCM Getting Started Took Kit;
  • Review of 5 Massachusetts care planning documents and handy discussion guides;
  • Free downloadable documents: Health Care Proxy (14 languages) and Personal Directive (Living Will) (5 Languages);
  • "I Have a Health Care Proxy" Wallet Card ( 4 languages)
  • Introduction to the HCM Next Steps Tool Kit  and engaging adults in serious illness conversations.

Webinar 2: Engage in Seamless Conversations from Simple to Serious Illness.

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Educate your health care teams members to start simple planning conversations  with consumers ( patients, clients, residents, community members), using the HCM Who's Your Agent? Program, and flow into a more complex conversations using Ariadne Labs Serious Illness Conversation Guide.   HCM "Who's Your Agent?" Program's Getting Started and Next Steps Tool Kits work seamlessly with Ariadne Lab's Serious Illness Conversation Guide to help care teams engage adults in proactive planning conversations at every phase of health. The webinar reviews the HCM Getting Started Tool Kit to complete a Health Care Proxy and Personal Directive (Living Will),  how to use the 5 MA planning documents, and introduces the Serious Illness Conversation Guide's step-by-step communication approach to have early and on-going conversations.

Who: HCM Partners &  Ambassadors can schedule  a 60 minute zoom webinar. For larger group allow 75-90 minutes for a more comprehensive Q/A.

Note: This webinar builds off the Health Care Planning Ambassador Webinar. Ariadne Labs, The Conversation Project and Honoring Choices MA 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 care plan, talk with their family and other important people about their care, and work in partnership with their health care teams to get quality care that aligns with their goals, values and care choices.

Cost: Honorariums are gratefully accepted.

How: You gather your group and suggest a date. We'll provide sample flyer to promote your event, and co-host the webinar using the HCM slide deck.  It's an interactive session with ample room for comments and questions. First come, first serve. Contact Ellen, edipaola@honoringchoicesmass.com

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To schedule a webinar contact Ellen, edipaola@honoringchoicesmass.com, 781 642-0454