Update Dec 1, 2012
A New Name and a New Look!
Thanks to two large grants we have received, we will be updating to a new name and website very soon. The new address will be IDQOL.Org and our new name is The Idaho Quality of Life Coalition. This will also kickoff a 2 year statewide education campaign including educational videos, brochures, community presentations and more!
Look for all of this starting January 2013!!
2012 Hospice and Palliative Care Conference & Awards
“Navigating Change While Staying On Course”
Monday July 30, 2012
Nominate a staff member for a Hospice
"Dream Team" award!
The registration packet states that the Early Bird Rates and Nominations are due by July 1, but we are extending them until July 8!
CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION MATERIALS
If you need to pay for your conference registration using a credit or debit card, use our paypal "donation" button. Simply put a note in the comment section saying that this payment is for the conference- be sure to send in your registration page too!
Trip for Two to Las Vegas!!
National Healthcare Decisions Day
April 16, 2012
Share Your Wishes!
The Idaho End-of-Life Coalition is promoting a grassroots campaign to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. The kickoff coincides with the April 16, National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), which has been recognized for five years by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). Talking about end-of-life wishes is an important conversation to have, but is often put off until it is too late. As an incentive to have these conversations and complete advance directives, the Idaho End-of-Life Coalition is promoting the first annual “Choices Raffle” with a prize trip to LAS VEGAS!
How To Enter?
1. Complete your advance directive- forms available on registry website
2. Complete registry form- available at website mentioned in step 1
3. Mail directive and form to:
Idaho Secretary of State
Attn: Health Care Directive Registrar
700 West Jefferson Street, Room E205
PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0080
4. Receive your registration confirmation- your documents and a wallet sized registration card with your individual filing number and password on it.
• Transport to and from airport
• Lodging at a resort on the Las Vegas strip!
• Tickets to a show
The Choices Raffle is an example of the
IdahoEnd-of-Life Coalition’s goal to empower the public to make informed choices related to end-of-life care. According to a statewide survey, 98% of Idahoans have heard of living wills for end-of-life healthcare preferences, but only 35% have completed one (2006, Center For the Study of Aging, Boise State University and Idaho End-of-Life Coalition).
Download Your Choices Raffle Kit Here
National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate & empower the public & providers about the importance of advance care planning. National Healthcare Decisions Day is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be.
HB 1294 has passed without opposition! This is the update we all have been working on for the Idaho POST. Your coalition's Policy Committee worked for the past year to make these changes to improve healthcare and to ensure that patient wishes are known and followed. The most important update to the Idaho POST is that now Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners can now sign the POST.