Health Care Decisions

A video message from Tennessee Health Commissioner Dr. Ralph Alvarado about Advance Directives for Health Care.

Advance Directives Resources 

Download the Advance Directives Forms
Raising awareness about the significance of all Tennesseans making their wishes known via an Advance Directive for Health Care document. An advance directive states the health care measures a person wants if he or she cannot indicate to continue curative or life-sustaining treatment. 

Honoring Choices Tennessee
The Honoring Choices®  Tennessee coalition is leading the discussion in Tennssee on the importance of converstaions between healthcare providers and their patients on advanced directives. Honoring Choices® Tennessee provides information and education about advanced directives, and encourages Tennesseans to think about their wishes for end-of-life care and to communicate those wishes to loves ones and healthcare provides in the event they cannot speak for themselves in the future. Visit the Honoring Chocies®  Tennessee website to access resources and learn more about advanced directives.

The Conversation Project
The Conversation Project® is a public engagement initiative with a goal that is both simple and transformative: to have every person’s wishes for end-of-life care expressed and respected. Visit thier website to access starter kits, resources, and to learn how to get involved.


Create Your Own Advance Directive - A step-by-step tutorial to complete an advanced directive.

Write Your Own Story - Offers insight and further explaination on advance directives, who needs an advance directive, and how to access an advance directive.

End-of-Life- We Need to Talk - Rev. Keith Norman of Memphis, Tennessee, speaking at the Book of Life Conference on the need, and benefits, of having difficult conversations before tragedy occurs.

Additional Advanced Care Planning Videos