National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. NHDD is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. The theme for 2017 is "It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late."
For 2017, NHDD will be a week long event, from April 16 to 22. Please visit nhdd.org for more information and learn how you can start the advance care planning process for yourself and your loved ones. You will find a wealth of information on the website, including a conversation starter kit, how to choose or be a health care proxy, and a helpful guide on how to talk to your doctor.