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Who will speak for you if you can’t speak for yourself? Advance Health Care Planning Resource Guide for North Dakotans

Most of us know we should talk to a variety of people about our wishes for care when we can't speak for ourselves. It's just that, often, we don't.

Yet, if we can document and discuss in advance our wishes, a conversation that once seemed scary can actually become comforting.

It really is OK to talk about dying. It has to be. Use this guide to help you start.

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President's Message

It is an honor to be elected and serve for the next year as the first president on the Board of Directors of our newly formed non-profit organization, Honoring Choices North Dakota (HCND). As HCND embarks upon its vision, mission and goals, I hope you share my pride in the efforts HCND plans to accomplish in moving forward.

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Did you know?

  • ... that Honoring Choices North Dakota® now has more than 170 members representing over 65 organizations?

    HCND is reaching out to prospective members and engaging those who bring a wealth of knowledge to our organization. We encourage members to share their views, experiences and/or expertise with HCND as workgroups and committees are established.

  • ... that Honoring Choices North Dakota® is the result of a June 2013 conference call?

    That was when twelve individuals representing various professions and organizations made the decision to organize a statewide initiative to improve advance care planning in the state. By December 2013, members of the North Dakota Advance Care Planning Initiative had drafted the organization’s vision, goal, and priorities.

  • ... that there are more than 100 First Steps ACP certified facilitators in eleven different communities in North Dakota?

    Is there an ACP certified facilitator in your community? Contact Nancy Joyner for more information about ACP facilitation training in North Dakota.