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National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) Outreach Tools

April 16th*

*For 2017, NHDD will be a week-long event, from April 16 to 22 to celebrate the 10th Anniversary

The theme for 2017 is “It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late.”

Social Media Graphics:

Celebrate NHDD by tweeting, posting, and pinning pictures and graphics. NHPCO has created graphics for Facebook and Twitter; use #nhdd #advancecareplanning #hospice #hpm and any other relevant hashtag when posting.

Sample Tweets

  • National Healthcare Decisions Day is meant to educate & empower the public on #advancecareplanning. #nhdd #hpm
  • Who speaks for you? Now is the time to talk w your loved ones abt your healthcare preferences #nhdd #hospice #hpm
  • National Healthcare Decisions Day is coming-learn about advance care planning and complete an advance directive #NHDD #hospice #hpm
  • Download a state-specific advance directive now at www.caringinfo.org/stateaddownload #nhdd #advancecareplanning #hospice #hpm
  • Speak up!  Let your voice be heard and your healthcare wishes known. #nhdd #advancecareplanning #hospice #hpm

Invite Members of Congress to attend your NHDD event.

NHPCO and HAN have created a template invitation letter to invite your Members of Congress to your NHDD event. Please email Lauren Drew - ldrew@nhpco.org – if you have questions about the invitation and connecting with your local representative, or if you need more information.

For additional advance care planning resources and to access NHPCO’s free state-specific advance directives, visit caringinfo.org/nhdd.