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PCHPCA Director Tammy Hunter writes on the “Before I Die” wall on display on Poplar Street during the association’s 2016 NHDD event.

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) takes place each year on April 16. The purpose is to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. NHDD is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. The Putnam County Hospice and Palliative Care Association provides information and tools for the public to talk about their decisions for end of life care with family, friends and healthcare providers.

NHDD will be an entire week: April 16-22, 2017
Here are ways you can get involved:

Visit this link for a list of advanced care planning resources: http://www.nhdd.org/public-resources#where-can-i-get-an-advance-directive