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Honoring Choices has a national presence which is growing.  Please find our current state partners listed below and click for more information (website link if the state has a website up and running, email to the coordinator if the state is still developing their website.)

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  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
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  • Pacific Northwest (Washington & Oregon)
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  • Wisconsin
  • Napa Valley, California



Joining the Honoring Choices National Network allows states to support one another as advance care planning programs are developed.  Members of the network have access to resources and take part in regular communication opportunities to give updates and describe growth and development, ask questions, and share ideas and materials in mutually beneficial ways. 



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Individual
For many people, a personal experience or story motivates them to get involved in some way with Honoring Choices and Advance Care Planning.  Whether it's the passing of a friend or relative, a news report or magazine article, or a change in lifestyle such as marriage, parenting, or other significant transition, understanding the value and importance of ACP comes to each individual in a powerful manner.

Honoring Choices works with volunteers in a variety of ways, and we are always open to talking with you to explore what options might be right for your interest and availability.  Some of the current roles available to individuals include:

  • Events:  Help plan, prepare, and run events such as our annual conference.  Some work can be done independently and some requires time in the Honoring Choices offices in Minneapolis.
  • Facilitator:  If you have successfully completed the Respecting Choices® First Steps™ Facilitator Training and are interested in helping individuals complete their health care directives, we occasionally get requests for this free service.
  • Public Speaking:  We periodically train volunteers to be presenters, sharing information about ACP with different audiences in a variety of locations.  We particularly need public speakers outside of the Twin Cities Metro Area.
  • Research:  ACP is growing faster than we can keep up with!  If you enjoy browsing the internet and have solid online research skills, you can help keep us up-to-date on what is happening around the world.
  • Writing:  We frequently need to write articles, letters, flyers and other pieces.  If you have experience and talent as a writer, send us a sample and share what type of writing you enjoy.
  • General Administrative Assistance:  Occasionally we have need for someone to come to our office to help with mailings, copying, filing, etc. - general help with easy but time-comsuming projects.



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NGOSite
Honoring Choices understands the value of working with many types of community groups, faith-based organizations, governmental agencies, non-profits, and others to bring Advance Care Planning to wide-reaching audiences.

We try to work with established and respected leaders whenever possible to collaboratively bring information about Advance Care Planning to your organization, in order to create trusted and lasting connections.  We recognize that every conversation is a cultural conversation, and have a history of working with groups of many faiths, cultural backgrounds, languages, and in diverse socioeceonomic settings.  We would love to hear from you if you'd like us to bring a presentation or a conversation to your group.

We tailor our presentations to your needs.  We recognize that you are the experts, and will follow your lead in how best to proceed.  Some of the options we have successfully used in the past include

  • Informal conversations with small groups
  • Presentations (with slide shows) to groups of any size
  • Talks with interpreters assisting to engage non-English speakers
  • Tables at festivals, fairs, or other community events


Let us know what you think would work well for your group.  Our Director of Community Engagement, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , would be happy to explore how we can work together. 

 

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HealthCareSite
Our health care partners are the backbone of Honoring Choices.  Each of our partner sites recognizes the value in being a member of this growing network.

Minnesota is the national leader in developing a state-wide Advance Care Planning initiative.  Everything we do at Honoring Choices is firmly based on the proven methodologies developed by Gundersen Health in LaCrosse, WI in their Respecting Choices program.   We work with local communities and with other states to help determine the best way to build an ACP program which will work in the unique situation and circumstances of the site.   Click here for a list of our national network partners.

We understand the IHI Triple Aim, and our program is aligned with the Institute of Medicine's recent report, Dying in America.

Some of the benefits to partnering with Honoring Choices Minnesota include:

  • Membership in a growing network of others doing the same thing - building a quality ACP program.  This allows for shared communication, strategies, brainstorming and development of resources.
  • More and more people recognize the Honoring Choices name (and the tree logo), so your patients will experience a sense of trust and familiarity when they see it.
  • Multiple health care sites all using the same forms, language, training, and methods makes it easier for patients to transfer between facilities.

In addition, Honoring Choices can help you with

  • Consistent, top-quality training to ensure your staff knows what they are doing and can build an efficient and effective Advance Care Planning program.
  • Personalized consultation to help you design your program to meet your unique needs, taking advantage of your strengths and working together to overcome your challenges.

What do our partners say?

AllinaHonoring Choices presents a unique opportunity to both think outside your own organizational paradigm and collaborate with like-minded individuals who are passionate and knowledgeable regarding end-of-life planning for patients and families.  The conversations and interactions I’ve experienced have been very productive and inspirational.  Our collective synergy is greater than the sum of our individual parts.


EntiraPartnering with TCMS for the roll out of our Honoring Choices at Entira was so helpful!! They were able to get us the necessary educational information, help in training our patient volunteers and on-going support with the other systems was exactly what we needed to know that we were on the right track with our implementation.


ParkNicolletI greatly value the association with HCM because of the credibility they bring to our program.  Their highly professional and innovative team is effective at calling people to a collaborative and action-oriented process that serves to ensure quality services and products.  They continually strive for excellence by using investigative research, developing best practices, standardizing language/documents, and creating richly diverse community partnerships that communicate the message in a positive way.


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Honoring Choices Minnesota's biggest strength is in the power of collaboration.  Originally built as a coalition of health care partners, HCM now enjoys connections with community groups, individual volunteers, government and public agencies, other states, and more  --  and the list keeps growing!

We welcome your interest!  Please follow the appropriate link based on your interest.  If you are not sure, explore all the options or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to explain your situation and we can work together to find the best way to connect.

       
 

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