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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.

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is a nationwide initiative that happens every year on April 16 and encourages adults of all ages to plan ahead of a health crisis.

This year, we have worked with our Reimagine collaborators and community to curate a series of events that will support you in planning for, and communicating, your end-of-life wishes.

Please join us for a series of events starting on Saturday, April 10, throughout the entire month of April.

Featured Events

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Advance Care Plan Mythbusters: 5 Truths To Honor Your Wishes

Join this engaging introductory session where we will explore some myths & truths about how to best prepare & advocate for your healthcare wishes, especially when you can’t speak for yourself.

Saturday, April 10
10:00am-11:00am PDT


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How to Decide, Discuss and Document Your End of Life Wishes

Advance Care Planning helps ensure you receive end of life medical care consistent with what matters most. It’s a gift of love to share your choices with loved ones and eases anxieties – for everyone.

Friday, April 16
8:30am-10:00am PDT


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Jumpstart-National Advance Care Plan/Healthcare Decision Day

Curious or have questions about how to start/review your Advance Healthcare Plan? It’s so important there’s a whole National Day devoted to it. Jumpstart with us!

Friday, April 16
9:00am-3:00pm PDT


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Table Talk: Death Over Dim Sum

Join us for another iteration of Death Over Dim Sum. Together, we’ll discover that taking care to prepare for one’s end-of-life wishes is an act of love, not a burden.

Friday, April 16
12:00pm-1:30pm PDT


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How to Make Your Final Arrangements

Feeling a bit squirmy about end-of-life issues? Attend this webinar to learn how to think about and discuss final arrangements with more comfort and ease.

Friday, April 16
12:30pm-2:00pm PDT


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Death over Drafts Happy Hour

Cheers! Join our interactive, informal community to spark compassion, curiosity, & connection. Brad Wolfe, Reimagine’s founder will share inspiration & reflection on National Healthcare Decision Day.

Friday, April 16
5:00pm-6:00pm PDT


Resources to support you with advance care planning