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April is National Healthcare Decisions Month – Support Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness

Thursday, April 20, 2017  
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Ten years ago, the country recognized the first National Health Care Decisions Day to increase the awareness of the value of advance care planning. To celebrate this milestone, Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care and its more than 70 member organizations, including the Council, are working together to bring an expanded, month-long version of this effort to Massachusetts. This program is vital, since only a little more than half of Massachusetts residents have had a conversation with loved ones about their wishes for serious illness care.

To support the April awareness effort, the Council is encouraging members to participate in “Write Your Script”, and set the stage for health care that honors your wishes. Via social media, participants can share their advanced care planning discussions with others using the hashtag #WriteYourScript. You can also visit Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care and start writing your story today!