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Spring Advance Care Planning (ACP) Summit

Register today for the free Spring Advance Care Planning (ACP) Summit on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

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Position Statement (PDF)

Honoring Choices North Dakota is a collaborative group of statewide community partners who have a shared vision of creating a culture across North Dakota where

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Advance Care Planning Overview

Having an Advance Care Plan for health care is important. Like all planning it involves thinking ahead. Advance care planning involves thinking about what you

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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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Honoring Choices North Dakota Receives Advance Care Planning Grant

Honoring Choices North Dakota® received funding to provide healthcare planning training throughout the state. Trained individuals will help their community members discuss healthcare decisions and preferences, and plan for future medical care. There are currently over one-hundred trained facilitators across the state, though most are located in Fargo and Bismarck.

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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.