National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is dedicated to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.

The National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) Initiative is a collaborative effort of national, state and community organizations committed to ensuring that all adults with decision-making capacity in the United States have the information and opportunity to communicate and document their healthcare decisions.

NHDD New York State Coalition

The NHDD New York State (NYS) Coalition was formed in 2007 to build on the grassroots efforts started in 2001 in Rochester by the Community-wide End-of-life/Palliative Care Initiative.

In New York, we encourage families to have conversations early and regularly, as well as to complete their health care proxies.

NHDD NYS Coalition Goals Include:

Members of the NHDD NYS Coalition represent and partner with statewide and regional professional associations, government, health care systems, insurers, community, faith-based and advocacy organizations. These individuals and the organizations they represent on the NHDD NYS Coalition are commended for doing an outstanding job across New York State!

Membership is open to all.  To join, email

Members Get Involved

Members of the NHDD NYS Coalition get involved in their organizations and communites working year round to promote advance care planning and the goals of the NHDD NYS Coalition. Some ideas for getting involved include:

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Tools & Resources

We offer a wide array of free educational resources that can be used to support NHDD activities and events. We appreciate donations to help ensure all New Yorkers’ end-of-life wishes are honored.

Advance Care Planning resources highlighting Community Conversations on Compassionate Care (CCCC) and Five Easy Steps can be ordered through our shopping cart. Advance Care Planning resources include:

To order resources specific to National Healthcare Decisions Day, email NHDD resources include:

To obtain standardized New York State specific Advance Care Planning PowerPoint presentations, contact


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