Why We Do What We Do
Making Choices Michigan, established in 2010, is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit, community-driven collaborative committed to helping people discuss, decide, and determine their preferences for future healthcare; documenting those preferences in an advance directive (AD); and making the document available to healthcare providers and educating the healthcare community to honor a person’s AD to ensure that their preferences are respected.
We believe that every person should be empowered to advocate for their personal health by identifying their preferences for healthcare. We believe that every person deserves to have their preferences honored by their healthcare providers.
We're dedicated to creating a community culture where it is acceptable to talk about healthcare choices, including end of life, and to respect and honor those choices.
We're committed to being a neutral advocate, guiding you through the decision-making process to help you clarify what is most important to you to help you determine your preferences for future healthcare.
We're dedicated to ensuring that your document is available at the time of need by registering it through the Great Lakes Health Connect's trusted and secure Community Health Record, making it available (only as appropriate) to a state-wide network of hospitals, primary, specialty, and allied care organizations.
What Others Are Saying
I want to thank you both for making this (Advance Care Planning) happen for me. The experience really helped me think through some of my wishes. It gave me some specifics to talk about with my children so that they will understand me and my needs better. They will be surprised that I would like to be in residential hospice if that is necessary. I feel more at peace about the future, even though I probably will never wrap my mind around not “being!”