The countdown is over! National Healthcare Decisions Day has come and gone. Yet, news of advance care planning, the NHDD movement and “having the conversation,” just keeps rolling off the presses!  Over the last two months, there has been yet another noticeable increase in press around ACP issues. Media outlets, including The New York Times, TIME, Mobihealth News and HuffPost Healthy Living, have shared everything from announcements about NHDD events to editorials about the value of ACP to articles defining and providing resources to start the process. The growing buzz about ACP over the past two months has not just been limited to our corner of the world; news of the first-ever “Conversations that Count Day” in New Zealand  and Canada’s third annual “National Advance Care Planning Day” hit the presses and airwaves repeatedly since we last reported. So, without further adieux, here’s a look at many of the interesting and thought-provoking ACP stories that have been popping up all over the globe over the past two months:

April 2014 Advance Care Planning News Roundup

Government would pay seniors to create advanced directives under Senate bill

Intervention thresholds: a conceptual frame for advance care planning ...

Being prepared for the final days

Happy National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why an Advance Directive is a Crucial Part of Estate Planning

Advance Medical Directives Now There’s An App For That

UMass Memorial partners with IT firm on end-of-life care integration

National event urges Americans to plan for the end

Companies Must Approach Advanced Health Events As A Business Issue

Speak up on National Healthcare Decisions Day

Why it's never too early for an advance-care plan

Advance Care Planning: making and respecting choices

Making end-of-life choices

It's Always Too Soon Until It's Too Late: Advanced Care Planning

Online tool for advance care planning

3 Reasons to Do Advance Care Planning on National Health Care Decisions Day

Don't remain silent about end-of-life care

Your Views: April 16 is good day to plan advance directive

Family Medicine Fellow Explores Diverse End-of-Life Care Dialogues

Editorial: Advanced planning is a gift to those you love

8 things you need to know about your end-of-life care

TMH Living Well: Now's the time for advance care planning

Being prepared for the final days

More on advance medical directives

The Documents You Need, When You Need Them

Advanced care planning starts with a conversation

Directives to clarify advanced care protocol

National Advance Care Planning Day

Death doesn't have to be a conversation killer, say health ...

Campaign urges Kiwis to plan end of life care

Southern DHB encouraging people to have a “Conversation that Counts” ...

Have a Conversation that Counts

Musical planning

Empowerment and fulfilment follow Conversations that Count

NZers urged to plan for end of lives

What's your reason? Tell your story on April 16th


May 2014 Advance Care Planning News Roundup

American Bar Association launches app for advanced care planning app

Alliance for Living and Dying Well Completes Advance Health Care Directives at 2nd Annual Get It Done Today!

NH legislation could fill health directive gap

Lifting From Others the Burden of Your Own Death

Other alternatives available

Dying on their own terms

Facebook-Based Advanced Care Directive Gets CHCF Grant

Lawmakers propose incentives for end-of-life planning

Estate planning for your eighteen year old: what you need to do now ...

End-of-life care proposal wins final passage

Dying still taboo in general practice

A plan for the future is important for end-of-life care

Islanders have a say in end-of-life health care

2nd Annual Get It Done Today

Capacity law route is 'practical'

How to Die Well


National ACP/NHDD Event News

Advance care planning workshop set for Tuesday

Genesee County health care partners host event to help residents ...

Covenant Hospice offers advance care planning workshops this month

Robinson Memorial Hospital offering information about advance care planning...

VNA plans meetings to discuss advance care planning

Their View: Make your health care wishes known with advance care planning ...

Make plans for end-of-life decisions

April 16 Community News

Raleigh General prepares for Healthcare Decisions Day

Events will mark Healthcare Decisions Day

ESTATE PLANNING: National Healthcare Decisions Day

Monica Williams-Murphy: Create directive for health care

Health and Wellness Calendar

Health and wellness events: Support groups and more