Did you know that April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day? National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. It 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.
Your Health Your Choice utilized National Healthcare Decisions Day as a catalyst to launch a collaborative, community advance care planning outreach initiative. In recognition of this exciting expansion phase, advance care planning stakeholders from each of the local health institutions (Genesys Health System, Hurley Medical Center, and McLaren Flint) as well as local community members spoke of their personal experience and successful outcomes associated with the Your Health Your Choice initiative at a press conference held at the Flint Farmers’ Market.
Advance care planning information and services are available to all Genesee County residents free of charge. Currently there are over 70 trained advance care planning facilitators located throughout the community that may assist you in reviewing your current advance directive or completing a new one. Advance care planning facilitators are also available to present at your organization. To schedule an appointment, please click on the “free help” link in the navigation menu.