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What's Your Plan?

Overview

A collaborative, collective impact initiative in Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties, working to:

  • Partner with local businesses and organizations to provide information and educational opportunities for staff and employees to plan for future medical decisions.
  • Encourage everyone who is 18 years of age or older to take the first step in the advance care planning process and appoint a health care agent.
  • Engage the community in discussing and planning for future health care needs.
  • Normalize conversations about health care values, preferences and priorities.

Why Partner With Businesses?

Support for advance care planning in the workplace:

  • Helps employees prepare for sudden or progressive illness.
  • Improves quality of care employees receive.
  • Demonstrates business commitment to employee wellness.
  • Reduces costs. By empowering employees to plan for and direct their future care, research shows that individuals often choose a less expensive course—resulting in lower healthcare costs for all.

Schedule a Training

Our trained network of facilitators is available to deliver a presentation to your employees, volunteers or community group. Thanks to a generous grant from the University of Vermont Medical Center, there is currently no charge associated with these trainings or services. To schedule a training, or for additional information or materials, contact our Project Manager, Sarah Brown.

Community Events in Chittenden and Grand Isle

The following upcoming events are free and open to the public:

  • Thursday, March 23, 6-8pm
    Screening and Facilitated Discussion of PBS Frontline Documentary "Being Mortal"
    Howard Center Spring Community Education Series
    Main Street Landing Film House, 60 Lake St, Burlington, VT
    More info
  • Wednesday, April 19, 6-8pm
    Screening and Facilitated Discussion of PBS Frontline Documentary "Being Mortal"
    University of Vermont Medical Center HealthSource Event
    University of Vermont Medical Center, Main Campus, Davis Auditorium, 111 Colchester Ave, Burlington, VT
    More info & registration

Learn More

What is advance care planning?
Learn more about Health Care Decisions & Advance Directives

Tools to document health decisions:
Advance Care Planning Forms

Downloadable Resources:

Partner Organizations for this Initiative


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