Honoring Choices Tennessee



Honoring Choices® Tennessee has been in existence for 4 years, sponsored by 12 organizations including the Tennessee Medical Association,Tennessee Hospital Association and the Tennessee Nurses Association. It has developed a public education website and sponsored Healthcare Decisions Day events at several large medical centers in Tennessee.

Advance Directives at Work in Tennessee Program (AD@WorkTN) is an initiative led by Honoring Choices® Tennessee (HCTN) to encourage Tennesseans within the workforce, particularly those ages 30 to 65, to create an advance directive. The overarching goal of the AD@WorkTN program is to create a large-scale cultural shift across Tennessee whereby employers integrate Advance Care Planning into their employee benefits programs. The Advance Directives at Work in Tennessee Program brings a multi-generational focus on Advance Directives resulting in a cultural shift that positively impacts the future of health care for Geriatric and other patients across Tennessee.

The (AD@WorkTN) Program has the following objectives:

  1. To implement a public engagement, communications, and educational outreach about advance directives to human resources and benefits professionals at businesses, healthcare systems and higher educational institutions across Tennessee
  2. To disseminate educational materials and web tools that enable employers to institutionalize advance directives as part of their employee orientation and workplace benefits enrollment process
  3. To increase the numbers within the Tennessee workforce that complete advance directives.