NewsLine - July 2012 - (Page 30)

Short Takes continued from previous page Results From 2012 NHDD: It’s Working! April 16, 2012 marked the fifth annual National Healthcare Decisions Day, launched in 2007 to help educate Americans about healthcare planning and inspire them to make their wishes known. Each year, more organizations participate and more Americans take the proactive step of completing their advance directives, as this year’s numbers show: • Over 110 national organizations and 1,100 state and local organizations participated. • National and local media helped spread the word, with articles or columns appearing in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNN, the Huffington Post, LIVESTRONG, and others. • Social media lent a powerful hand. The NHDD Facebook page had more than 35,000 visits during April alone, while NHDD supporters generated interest through their posts, tweets and releases. (For example, LIVESTRONG single-handedly reached more than 1.6 million people through its posts, while Twitter generated over one million NHDD “impressions” between April 11 and 18.) Please make a note of next year’s event, which falls on Saturday, April 16, 2013, and bookmark the National Healthcare Decisions Day website for future reference— It includes some great facts and tools to use in your outreach. Special Thanks to Providers Like Rockbridge Area Hospice Rockbridge Area Hospice, based in Lexington, VA, hosted stations across Rockbridge County on 2012 NHDD, where staff and volunteers distributed information and helped residents complete advance directives. “We reached about 626 members of our community,” said Outreach Coordinator Michelle Jones. 30 NewsLine

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NewsLine - July 2012

Improving Physician Narratives
A Message From Don
NHPCO Resources for Physicians
When Life Gets Serious…Glatfelter Healthcare Practice (display ad)
Simione: Solving Your Hospice Challenges (display ad)
A Study in Green Building
The Steward Center for Palliative Care
The Voice of NCHPP
The Changing Role of CT
My.NHPCO—a Great Resource for Allied Therapists
Physician Guide to Hospice Care (display ad)
Ethical Issues: Tools to Support Your Practice
Results From 2012 NHDD
2013 Circle of Life Award Nominations
New (and Free) Resources From WHV
Exploring PC Support in Our Schools
Hospice in the Media
Member News and Notes
Compliance Tip of the Month
2012 CTC (display ad)
Resource Links to Bookmark
Videos Worth Watching

NewsLine - July 2012