The journey of life has many twists and turns. We can help you create a roadmap to plan for future healthcare decisions. It all starts with a conversation.

Where are you on your life journey?

Living Well

For adults 18+ who are ready to start their plan by discussing goals and preferences for future health care, or would like to revise an existing plan.

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Living Well with Illness

For adults 18+ who are managing a serious illness and would like to create their plan by discussing goals and preferences for healthcare in preparation for speaking with their healthcare provider.

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Living Well to the End

For adults 18+ who are nearing the end of life and would like to create their plan to discuss their goals and preferences for healthcare, including the end of life decisions.

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We are a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit, working to empower individuals to live their best life by clearly communicating their preferences, values, and beliefs.

 

We do so through:

We've educated more than 6,000 community members, healthcare providers, and attorneys on topics ranging from the basics of advance care planning, to being an effective patient advocate, to green burial options.

We provide standardized, evidence-based training for community members and healthcare providers to become certified facilitators and guide individuals through the advance care planning process.

We provide guidance and expertise for individuals to help them discuss, decide, and document their goals and preferences for future healthcare and create their plan.

We collaborate with nonprofits, faith and belief groups, advocacy organizations, neighborhood associations and others to ensure that our work is truly community-driven and accessible to everyone.

We partner with healthcare providers to educate and train staff, serve as a resource for conversation referrals and provide guidance and advice on how to incorporate advance care planning into their practice.

Our work is made possible by generous donors and volunteers who support us in empowering our community to live their best life by clearly communicating their preferences, values, and beliefs throughout all stages of their lives.

What Others Are Saying

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The Facilitator’s expertise and kind demeanor made this process simple and effective. It also provided a sense of comfort to know that these questions have been addressed and the answers documented.

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We believe that every person should be empowered to advocate for their personal health and have their preferences honored by their healthcare provider.

Our goal is to engage 50% of Michigan’s population to have their voice heard by 2025.

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Making Choices Michigan (MCM), established in 2010, is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit, community-driven collaborative that is committed to empowering every individual to live their best life by clearly communicating their preferences, values, and beliefs to their healthcare advocate, family, and broader healthcare system across all stages of life.