Partnership HealthPlan of California and the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California have provided a $60,000 grant to support advance care planning in the community. The result of this grant is the Yolo Coalition to Honor Choices, a combined effort of many organizations in Yolo County. Our goal is to bring education and support for advance care planning to our community.
The Yolo Coalition to Honor Choices intends to build on the success of The Being Mortal Project, Yolo Hospice’s very popular series of events featuring the Being Mortal Frontline film and discussions around end-of-life wishes. It also continues the long-time work of Dr. Jeffrey Yee and Joanne Hatchett, FNP of Woodland Healthcare. Their Caring in Choices series of educational presentations educate the community on advance directives and POLSTs, and invite people to think about their choices and complete their advance directives.
“This kind of work is a long-time dream of Yolo Hospice,” according to Silvia Molina, Yolo Hospice community ambassador and project management coordinator for the grant. “We know that advance planning and having written wishes for the end-of-life can relieve suffering and uncertainty when that time comes. We understand this is challenging for many people, and we want to provide the support they need to complete their directives.”
The Yolo Coalition to Honor Choices plans to hold bimonthly Advance Care Planning Conversations. These will invite the community to learn more and give them support to complete their written directives, as well as to speak with their families and their physicians about their wishes.