National Healthcare decisions month!
National Healthcare Decisions Month takes place during the month of April and strives to inspire and empower the public and healthcare providers about the importance of advance care planning. The purpose is to encourage people to express their preferences regarding their healthcare and educate providers and to help loved ones to respect those preferences. Get to know about advance directives, proxies, organ donation, and medical rights through our various planned events.
Before I Die Chalkboard walls will be available for public use around Gainesville and Alachua County from April 1st-30th. This is a global public art project aimed at inspiring conversations about our own mortality and the way we live our lives today.
Join us in the Atrium on April 16th for National Healthcare Decisions Day. Pledge to have the conversation.Complete an advance directive and upload it into your UF Health medical record. Receive a sticker and be entered in a drawing for a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Sign up to be an organ donor on Florida’s donor registry.
ICAP and The Hippodrome hosts our second annual film screening to inspire personal reflection and conversation around advanced care planning. Join us at the Hippodrome Cinema in downtown Gainesville, for “The Farewell” (2019) starring Awkwafina.
Death Over Dinner is a movement created by author and innovator, Michael Hebb, shifting the culture and mindset of community members on death and dying to be encouraging and empowering by having conversations about advance care planning.