National Healthcare Decision Day (NHDD) will be week long in 2017!

The overall theme for 2017 is "It always seems too early, until it's too late." Daily sub-themes are below:


  • Sunday (4/16): Prepare
    • A day to get resources together
  • Monday (4/17): Start with Yourself
    • A day to think about your own healthcare decisions
  • Tuesday (4/18): Family/Friends/Loved Ones
    • A day to discuss your wishes with others (and learn their wishes)
  • Wednesday (4/19): Spread the Word
    • A day to tell others that you've engaged in advance care planning and encourage them to do the same
  • Thursday (4/20): Facilities Focus
    • A day for healthcare providers of all sorts to promote advance care planning
  • Friday (4/21): Professionals Preparedness
    • A day to ensure that all professionals (healthcare, clergy, legal, and others) understand and can promote advance care planning
  • Saturday (4/22): Reflection and Readiness
    • Consider what worked well for NHDD week and file/share your advance care plans so they will be available if needed